Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun little

1 sense of little

Sense 1
little -- (a small amount or duration; "he accepted the little they gave him")
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Antonyms of adj little

8 senses of little

Sense 1
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")

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
little (prenominal) (vs. much), slight -- ((quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some; "little rain fell in May"; "gave it little thought"; "little time is left"; "we still have little money"; "a little hope remained"; "there's slight chance that it will work"; "there's a slight chance it will work")

much(prenominal) (vs. little) -- ((quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent; "not much rain"; "much affection"; "much grain is in storage")
        => overmuch -- (very great in quantity; overabundant; "showed overmuch affection")
        => some (prenominal) -- (relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent; "we talked for some time"; "he was still some distance away")
        => such (prenominal) -- (of so extreme a degree or extent; "such weeping"; "so much weeping"; "such a help"; "such grief"; "never dreamed of such beauty")
        => untold -- (of an incalculable amount; "untold suffering")

Sense 3
little, small -- ((of children and animals) young, immature; "what a big little boy you are"; "small children")

INDIRECT (VIA young) -> old -- ((used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?")

Sense 4
fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial -- ((informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction")

INDIRECT (VIA unimportant) -> important, of import -- (of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day")

Sense 5
little, small -- ((of a voice) faint; "a little voice"; "a still small voice")

INDIRECT (VIA soft) -> loud -- (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 6
short (vs. tall), little -- (low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man")


Sense 7
little, minuscule, small -- (lowercase; "little a"; "small a"; "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters")

INDIRECT (VIA lowercase) -> uppercase -- (relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case; "uppercase letters; X and Y and Z etc")

Sense 8
little -- (small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context); "a nice little job"; "bless your little heart"; "my dear little mother"; "a sweet little deal"; "I'm tired of your petty little schemes"; "filthy little tricks"; "what a nasty little situation")

INDIRECT (VIA emotional) -> unemotional -- (unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion)

Similarity of adj little

8 senses of little

Sense 1
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
little (prenominal) (vs. much), slight -- ((quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some; "little rain fell in May"; "gave it little thought"; "little time is left"; "we still have little money"; "a little hope remained"; "there's slight chance that it will work"; "there's a slight chance it will work")
       => small (prenominal) -- (slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope; "a series of death struggles with small time in between")
          Also See-> less#1

Sense 3
little, small -- ((of children and animals) young, immature; "what a big little boy you are"; "small children")
       => young (vs. old), immature -- ((used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people")

Sense 4
fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial -- ((informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction")
       => unimportant (vs. important) -- (not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant")

Sense 5
little, small -- ((of a voice) faint; "a little voice"; "a still small voice")
       => soft (vs. loud) -- ((of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music")

Sense 6
short (vs. tall), little -- (low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man")
       => chunky, dumpy, low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy -- (short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature; "some people seem born to be square and chunky"; "a dumpy little dumpling of a woman"; "dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears"; "a little church with a squat tower"; "a squatty red smokestack"; "a stumpy ungainly figure")
       => compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thickset -- (having a short and solid form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man")
       => half-length -- (representing only the upper half of the body; "a half-length portrait")
       => pint-size, pint-sized, runty, sawed-off, sawn-off -- (well below average height)
       => short-stalked -- (of plants having relatively short stalks)
       => squab, squabby -- (short and fat)
          Also See-> low#2

Sense 7
little, minuscule, small -- (lowercase; "little a"; "small a"; "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters")
       => lowercase (vs. uppercase) -- (relating to small (not capitalized) letters that were kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case; "lowercase letters; a and b and c etc")

Sense 8
little -- (small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context); "a nice little job"; "bless your little heart"; "my dear little mother"; "a sweet little deal"; "I'm tired of your petty little schemes"; "filthy little tricks"; "what a nasty little situation")
       => emotional (vs. unemotional) -- (of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional")

Synonyms of adv little

1 sense of little

Sense 1
little -- (not much; "he talked little about his family")

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