|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||atomity, brevity, diminutiveness, dinkiness, infinitesimalness, minuteness, narrowness, petiteness, scantiness, shortness, slightness, small size, smallishness, tininess|
|Category:||2. COMPARATIVE QUANTITY; QUANTITY BY COMPARISON WITH A STANDARD|
smallness; littleness (small size); tenuity; paucity; fewness (small number); meanness, insignificance (unimportance); mediocrity, moderation., small quantity, modicum, trace, hint, minimum; vanishing point; material point, atom, particle, molecule, corpuscle, point, speck, dot, mote, jot, iota, ace; minutiae, details; look, thought, idea, soupcon, dab, dight, whit, tittle, shade, shadow; spark, scintilla, gleam; touch, cast; grain, scruple, granule, globule, minim, sup, sip, sop, spice, drop, droplet, sprinkling, dash, morceau, screed, smack, tinge, tincture; inch, patch, scantling, tatter, cantlet, flitter, gobbet, mite, bit, morsel, crumb, seed, fritter, shive; snip, snippet; snick, snack, snatch, slip, scrag; chip, chipping; shiver, sliver, driblet, clipping, paring, shaving, hair., nutshell; thimbleful, spoonful, handful, capful, mouthful; fragment; fraction (part); drop in the ocean., animalcule., trifle (unimportant thing); mere nothing, next to nothing; hardly anything; just enough to swear by; the shadow of a shade., finiteness, finite quantity.
small, little; diminutive (small in size); minute; fine; inconsiderable, paltry (unimportant); faint (weak); slender, light, slight, scanty, scant, limited; meager (insufficient); sparing; few; low, so-so, middling, tolerable, no great shakes; below par, under par, below the mark; at a low ebb; halfway; moderate, modest; tender, subtle., inappreciable, evanescent, infinitesimal, homeopathic, very small; atomic, corpuscular, microscopic, molecular, subatomic., mere, simple, sheer, stark, bare; near run., dull, petty, shallow, stolid, ungifted, unintelligent.
[in a small degree] to a small extent, on a small scale; a little bit, a wee bit; slightly; imperceptibly; miserably, wretchedly; insufficiently; imperfectly; faintly; passably, pretty well, well enough., [in a certain or limited degree] partially, in part; in a certain degree, to a certain degree; to a certain extent; comparatively; some, rather in some degree, in some measure; something, somewhat; simply, only, purely, merely; at least, at the least, at most, at the most; ever so little, as little as may be, tant soit peu, in ever so small a degree; thus far, pro tanto, within bounds, in a manner, after a fashion, so to speak., almost, nearly, well-nigh, short of, not quite, all but; near upon, close upon; peu s'en faut, near the mark; within an ace of, within an inch of; on the brink of; scarcely, hardly, barely, only just, no more than, [in an uncertain degree] about, thereabouts, somewhere about, nearly, say; be the same, be little more or less, [in no degree] no ways, no way, no wise; not at all, not in the least, not a bit, not a bit of it, not a whit, not a jot, not a shadow; in no wise, in no respect; by no means, by no manner of means; on no account, at no hand.
dare pondus idonea fumo [Persius]; magno conatu magnas nugas [Terence]; "small sands the mountain, moments make the year" [Young].
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