Antonyms of adj big

13 senses of big

Sense 1
large (vs. small), big (vs. little) -- (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world")

small (vs. large), little (vs. big) -- (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group")
        => atomic -- (immeasurably small)
        => subatomic -- (of smaller than atomic dimensions)
        => bantam, diminutive, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeck -- (very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy")
        => bitty, bittie, teensy, teentsy, teeny, wee, weeny, weensy, teensy-weensy, teeny-weeny, itty-bitty, itsy-bitsy -- ((used informally) very small; "a wee tot")
        => dinky -- (small and insignificant; "we stayed in a dinky old hotel")
        => dwarfish -- (atypically small; "dwarf tree"; "dwarf star")
        => elfin, elflike -- (small and delicate; "she was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate"; "obsessed by things elfin and small")
        => gnomish -- (used of small deformed creatures)
        => half-size -- (half the usual or regular size)
        => infinitesimal, minute -- (infinitely or immeasurably small; "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm"; "reduced to a microscopic scale")
        => lesser -- (smaller in size or amount or value; "the lesser powers of Europe"; "the lesser anteater")
        => microscopic, microscopical -- (so small as to be invisible without a microscope; "differences were microscopic")
        => micro -- (extremely small in scale or scope or capability)
        => miniature -- (being on a very small scale; "a miniature camera")
        => minuscule, miniscule -- (very small; "a minuscule kitchen"; "a minuscule amount of rain fell")
        => olive-sized -- (about the size of an olive)
        => pocket-size, pocket-sized, pocketable -- (small enough to be carried in a garment pocket; "pocket-size paperbacks")
        => puny, runty, shrimpy -- ((used especially of persons) of inferior size)
        => slender, slim -- (small in quantity; "slender wages"; "a slim chance of winning"; "a small surplus")
        => smaller, littler -- (small or little relative to something else)
        => smallish -- (rather small)
        => small-scale -- (created or drawn on a small scale; "small-scale maps"; "a small-scale model")
        => undersize, undersized -- (smaller than normal for its kind)

Sense 2
big -- (significant; "graduation was a big day in his life")

INDIRECT (VIA important) -> unimportant -- (not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant")

Sense 3
bad, big -- (very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm")

INDIRECT (VIA intense) -> mild -- (moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism")

Sense 4
big -- (loud and firm; "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds")

INDIRECT (VIA loud) -> soft -- ((of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music")

Sense 5
big, large, prominent -- (conspicuous in position or importance; "a big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in financial circles"; "a prominent citizen")

INDIRECT (VIA conspicuous) -> inconspicuous, invisible -- (not prominent or readily noticeable; "he pushed the string through an inconspicuous hole"; "the invisible man")

Sense 6
big (prenominal), heavy (prenominal) -- (prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor")

INDIRECT (VIA intemperate) -> temperate -- (not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking")

Sense 7
boastful, braggart (prenominal), bragging (prenominal), braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising -- (exhibiting self-importance; "big talk")

INDIRECT (VIA proud) -> humble -- (marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski)

Sense 8
big, swelled, vainglorious -- (feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride")

INDIRECT (VIA proud) -> humble -- (marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski)

Sense 9
adult, big, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup -- ((of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman")

INDIRECT (VIA mature) -> immature -- (not yet mature)

Sense 10
big -- (marked by intense physical force; "a big wind")

INDIRECT (VIA heavy) -> light -- (of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze")

Sense 11
big, large, magnanimous -- (generous and understanding and tolerant; "a heart big enough to hold no grudges"; "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"; "a large and generous spirit"; "a large heart"; "magnanimous toward his enemies")

INDIRECT (VIA generous) -> ungenerous, meanspirited -- (lacking in magnanimity; "it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note"- Times Litt. Sup.; "a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive")

Sense 12
big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded -- (given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather")

INDIRECT (VIA generous) -> stingy, ungenerous -- (unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds")

Sense 13
big (predicate), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great (predicate), large (predicate), heavy (predicate), with child (predicate) -- (in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child")

INDIRECT (VIA pregnant) -> nonpregnant -- (not pregnant)

Similarity of adj big

13 senses of big

Sense 1
large (vs. small), big (vs. little) -- (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world")
       => ample, sizable, sizeable -- (fairly large; "a sizable fortune"; "an ample waistline"; "of ample proportions")
       => astronomic, astronomical, galactic -- (inconceivably large)
       => bear-sized -- (large as a bear)
       => bigger, larger -- (large or big relative to something else)
       => biggish, largish -- (somewhat large)
       => blown-up, enlarged -- (as of a photograph; made larger; "the enlarged photograph revealed many details")
       => bouffant, puffy -- (being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing; "a bouffant skirt")
       => broad, spacious, wide -- (very large in expanse or scope; "a broad lawn"; "the wide plains"; "a spacious view"; "spacious skies")
       => bulky -- (of large size for its weight)
       => capacious -- (large in capacity; "she carried a capacious bag")
       => colossal, prodigious, stupendous -- (so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; "colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple"; "has a colossal nerve"; "a prodigious storm"; "a stupendous field of grass"; "stupendous demand")
       => deep -- (large in quantity or size; "deep cuts in the budget")
       => double -- (large enough for two; "a double bed"; "a double room")
       => enormous, tremendous -- (extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree; "an enormous boulder"; "enormous expenses"; "tremendous sweeping plains"; "a tremendous fact in human experience; that a whole civilization should be dependent on technology"- Walter Lippman; "a plane took off with a tremendous noise")
       => cosmic -- (inconceivably extended in space or time)
       => elephantine, gargantuan, giant, jumbo -- (of great mass; huge and bulky; "a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp")
       => epic, heroic, larger-than-life -- (very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture")
       => extensive, extended -- (large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity; "an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England"; "extended farm lands"; "surgeons with extended experience"; "they suffered extensive damage")
       => gigantic, mammoth -- (so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth; "a gigantic redwood"; "gigantic disappointment"; "a mammoth ship"; "a mammoth multinational corporation")
       => great -- (relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind; "a great juicy steak"; "a great multitude"; "the great auk"; "a great old oak"; "a great ocean liner"; "a great delay")
       => grand -- (large and impressive in physical size or extent; "the bridge is a grand structure")
       => huge, immense, vast, Brobdingnagian -- (unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope; "huge government spending"; "huge country estates"; "huge popular demand for higher education"; "a huge wave"; "the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains"; "immense numbers of birds"; "at vast (or immense) expense"; "the vast reaches of outer space"; "the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization"- W.R.Inge)
       => hulking, hulky -- (of great size and bulk; "a hulking figure of a man"; "three hulking battleships")
       => humongous, banging, thumping, whopping, walloping -- ((used informally) very large; "a thumping loss")
       => king-size, king-sized -- (extra large; "a king-size bed")
       => large-mouthed -- (having a relatively large mouth)
       => large-scale -- (unusually large in scope; "a large-scale attack on AIDS is needed")
       => large-scale -- (constructed or drawn to a big scale; "large-scale maps")
       => life-size, lifesize, life-sized, full-size -- (being of the same size as an original; "a life-size sculpture")
       => macroscopic, macroscopical -- (large enough to be visible with the naked eye)
       => macro -- (very large in scale or scope or capability)
       => man-sized -- (very large; appropriate to the size of a man; "a man-sized piece of cake")
       => massive, monolithic, monumental -- (imposing in size or bulk or solidity; "massive oak doors"; "Moore's massive sculptures"; "the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture"; "a monumental scale")
       => massive -- (imposing in scale or scope or degree or power; "massive retaliatory power"; "a massive increase in oil prices"; "massive changes")
       => medium-large -- (of anything that is large but not the largest)
       => monstrous -- (abnormally large)
       => mountainous -- (like a mountain in size and impressiveness; "mountainous waves"; "a mountainous dark man")
       => outsize, outsized, oversize, oversized -- (larger than normal for its kind)
       => overlarge, too large -- (excessively large)
       => plumping -- (very large; of exceptional size for its kind; "won by a plumping majority")
       => queen-size, queen-sized -- ((used especially of beds) not as large as king-size; "a queen-sized bed")
       => rangy -- (allowing ample room for ranging)
       => super -- (extremely large; "another super skyscraper")
       => titanic -- (of great force or power)
       => volumed -- (formed or rising in rounded masses; "gasping with the volumed smoke")
       => voluminous -- (large in volume or bulk; "a voluminous skirt")
       => whacking -- ((British informal) enormous; "a whacking phone bill"; "a whacking lie")
       => wide-ranging -- (including much; "the pianist's wide-ranging repertoire")

Sense 2
big -- (significant; "graduation was a big day in his life")
       => important (vs. unimportant), of import -- (of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day")

Sense 3
bad, big -- (very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm")
       => intense (vs. mild) -- (possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense")

Sense 4
big -- (loud and firm; "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds")
       => loud (vs. soft) -- (characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones")

Sense 5
big, large, prominent -- (conspicuous in position or importance; "a big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in financial circles"; "a prominent citizen")
       => conspicuous (vs. inconspicuous) -- (obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening")

Sense 6
big (prenominal), heavy (prenominal) -- (prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor")
       => intemperate (vs. temperate) -- (excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage")

Sense 7
boastful, braggart (prenominal), bragging (prenominal), braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising -- (exhibiting self-importance; "big talk")
       => proud (vs. humble) -- (feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes")

Sense 8
big, swelled, vainglorious -- (feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride")
       => proud (vs. humble) -- (feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes")

Sense 9
adult, big, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup -- ((of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman")
       => mature (vs. immature) -- (having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell")

Sense 10
big -- (marked by intense physical force; "a big wind")
       => heavy (vs. light) -- (of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas")

Sense 11
big, large, magnanimous -- (generous and understanding and tolerant; "a heart big enough to hold no grudges"; "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"; "a large and generous spirit"; "a large heart"; "magnanimous toward his enemies")
       => generous (vs. ungenerous) -- (not petty in character and mind; "unusually generous in his judgment of people")

Sense 12
big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded -- (given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather")
       => generous (vs. stingy) -- (willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation")

Sense 13
big (predicate), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great (predicate), large (predicate), heavy (predicate), with child (predicate) -- (in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child")
       => pregnant (vs. nonpregnant) -- (carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life)

Antonyms of adv big

1 of 4 senses of big

Sense 3
big -- (on a grand scale; "think big")
       Antonym of small (Sense 1)
      => small -- (on a small scale; "think small")

Synonyms of adv big

4 senses of big

Sense 1
big -- (extremely well; "his performance went over big")

Sense 2
boastfully, vauntingly, big, large -- (in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening")

Sense 3
big -- (on a grand scale; "think big")

Sense 4
big -- (in a major way; "the play failed big at the box office")

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