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little

adjective

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1 having relatively little height
  • there was a little hedge separating the two lawns

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5 of a size that is less than average
  • the petting zoo has a little horse in addition to all of the goats and sheep

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little

adverb

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2 not often
  • he's been studying very little for the bar exam

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little

noun

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small, little, diminutive, minute, tiny, miniature mean noticeably below average in size. small and little are often interchangeable, but small applies more to relative size determined by capacity, value, number. a relatively small backyard little is more absolute in implication often carrying the idea of petiteness, pettiness, insignificance, or immaturity. your pathetic little smile diminutive implies abnormal smallness. diminutive bonsai plants minute implies extreme smallness. a minute amount of caffeine in the soda tiny is an informal equivalent to minute. tiny cracks formed in the painting miniature applies to an exactly proportioned reproduction on a very small scale. a dollhouse with miniature furnishings

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The first known use of little was before the 12th century

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“Little.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/little. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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