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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
small (adjective)
1.
a) having comparatively little size or slight dimensions
b) - lowercase
2.
a) minor in influence, power, or rank
b) operating on a limited scale
3.
lacking in strength - a small voice
4.
a) little or close to zero in an objectively measurable aspect (as quantity)
b) made up of few or little units
5.
a) of little consequence - trivial
b) - humble modest
6.
limited in degree
7.
a) - mean petty
b) reduced to a humiliating position
small (adverb)
1.
in or into small pieces
2.
without force or loudness - speak as small as you will Shakespeare
3.
in a small manner
small (noun)
1.
a part and especially narrower than the remainder - smaller the small of the back
2.
a) small-sized products
b) chiefly British - smallclothes , especially - underwear
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
small (adjective)
1.
of a size that is less than average
SYNONIMS:
bantam, diminutive, dinky, dwarfish, fine, half-pint, Lilliputian, little, pint-size ( pint-sized), pocket, pocket-size ( pocket-sized), puny, pygmy, shrimpy, slight, smallish, subnormal, toylike, undersized ( undersize)
RELATED WORDS:
dwarf, toy; runtish, runty, scrubby, stunted; bitty, inappreciable, infinitesimal, little bitty, micro, microscopic ( microscopical), mini, miniature, miniaturized, minikin, minim, minuscule, minute, pinpoint, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee, weeny ( weensy); meager ( meagre), niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, skimp, skimpy, slender, slim, spare, sparse, stingy; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, wanting; bite-size ( bite-sized), capsule
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bulky, hefty, hulking, massive, voluminous; boxcar, Brobdingnagian, Bunyanesque, cavernous, colossal, cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, galactic, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, gross, Himalayan, herculean, heroic ( heroical), huge, humongous ( humungous), immense, jumbo, leviathan, mammoth, monolithic, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, pharaonic, prodigious, staggering, stupendous, titanic, tremendous, vast; abundant, ample, appreciable, bountiful, copious, generous, healthy, liberal, plenteous, plentiful; fat, thick; broad, wide; boundless, cosmic ( cosmical), immeasurable, incalculable, infinite; adequate, enough, sufficient
big, biggish, considerable, goodly, grand, great, handsome, husky, king-size ( king-sized), large, largish, outsize ( outsized), overscale ( overscaled), oversize ( oversized), sizable ( sizeable), substantial, tidy, whacking, whopping
small (adjective)
2.
small in degree
SYNONIMS:
fragile, frail, negligible, off, outside, slight, slim, small
RELATED WORDS:
marginal, minimal, minor; little, tiny
NEAR ANTONYMS:
great, large; distinct, significant; considerable, goodly, healthy, largish, respectable, significant, sizable ( sizeable), substantial, tidy
good
small (adjective)
3.
lacking importance
SYNONIMS:
fiddling, foolish, frivolous, incidental, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, little, Mickey Mouse, minor, minute, negligible, nugatory, slight, small, small-fry, trifling, trivial
RELATED WORDS:
jerkwater, one-horse; nickel-and-dime, paltry, petty, small-time, worthless; anonymous, nameless, obscure, uncelebrated, unknown
NEAR ANTONYMS:
decisive, fatal, fateful; chief, dominant, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, principal; distinctive, exceptional, impressive, outstanding, prominent, remarkable; valuable, worthwhile, worthy; distinguished, eminent, great, illustrious, preeminent, prestigious; famous, notorious, renowned; all-important, basic, essential, fundamental, key
big, consequential, eventful, important, major, material, meaningful, momentous, significant, substantial, unfrivolous, weighty
small (adjective)
4.
not broad or open in views or opinions
SYNONIMS:
illiberal, insular, Lilliputian, little, narrow-minded, parochial, petty, picayune, provincial, sectarian, small, small-minded
RELATED WORDS:
inflexible, ironbound, obdurate, obstinate, rigid, set, stubborn, unyielding, wrongheaded; bigoted, intolerant; biased, discriminating, discriminatory, jaundiced, one-sided, partial, partisan, prejudiced; brass bound, hidebound, old-fashioned, reactionary, stodgy, straitlaced ( straightlaced), stuffy; dogmatic ( dogmatical), opinionated, opinionative; limited; hick, unsophisticated
NEAR ANTONYMS:
impartial, nonpartisan, objective, unbiased, unprejudiced; freethinking
broad-minded, catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal, open, open-minded, receptive, tolerant
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