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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
few (pronoun, plural in construction)
not many persons or things - few were present few of his stories are true
few (adjective)
1.
consisting of or amounting to only a small number - one of our few pleasures
2.
at least some but indeterminately small in number - used with a caught a few fish
few (noun, plural in construction)
1.
a small number of units or individuals - a few of them
2.
a special limited number - the discriminating few
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
few (noun)
a small number
SYNONIMS:
couple, handful, scatter, scattering, smatter, smattering, sprinkle, sprinkling
RELATED WORDS:
minority; atom, crumb, fragment, grain, iota, jot, modicum, molecule, particle, scrap, shred, tittle, whit
NEAR ANTONYMS:
majority, most; abundance, excess, plenty, surplus; deal, gobs, heap, lot, mass, much, peck, pile, plenitude, plenty, pot, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, slather, slew, stack, wad, wealth
army, crowd, flock, gazillion, horde, host, jillion, kazillion, legion, loads, many, mountain, multitude, oodles, scads, thousands, zillion
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