Synonyms for littleˈlɪt l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. little(adj)

    a small amount or duration

    wide-ranging, hulking, whopping, gigantic, man-sized, extensive, super, double, bear-sized, too large, elephantine, loud, puffy, Brobdingnagian, uppercase, galactic, large-scale, heroic, cosmic, sizeable, banging, immense, voluminous, vast, whacking, monumental, mammoth, outsize, hulky, enlarged, walloping, biggish, bulky, thumping, life-sized, queen-size, wide, massive, king-size, bigger, extended, bouffant, largish, deep, full-size, monstrous, old, mountainous, lifesize, capacious, queen-sized, important, rangy, overlarge, macroscopic, astronomic, huge, plumping, unemotional, gargantuan, macroscopical, oversized, large-mouthed, jumbo, tremendous, broad, stupendous, larger-than-life, colossal, titanic, volumed, sizable, life-size, giant, big, oversize, humongous, large, spacious, great, astronomical, prodigious, epic, monolithic, king-sized, larger, medium-large, of import, grand, enormous, outsized, blown-up, macro, ample

  2. small, little(adj)

    limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent

    short, piddling, trivial, niggling, picayune, diminished, footling, lilliputian, humble, lowly, modest, slight, petty, minuscule, minor, pocket-sized, little(a), belittled, small, pocket-size, small(a), fiddling, little, small-scale, piffling, low

    puffy, lifesize, broad, humongous, bouffant, larger, spacious, massive, immense, whacking, thumping, jumbo, plumping, gigantic, large-scale, extensive, tremendous, macroscopical, grand, monstrous, king-size, old, enlarged, prodigious, enormous, voluminous, sizable, banging, astronomical, oversize, macro, ample, full-size, largish, hulking, whopping, gargantuan, too large, great, loud, stupendous, extended, monolithic, big, colossal, Brobdingnagian, bulky, vast, walloping, deep, hulky, man-sized, wide, galactic, larger-than-life, super, bigger, titanic, cosmic, outsized, outsize, large-mouthed, rangy, overlarge, queen-size, oversized, important, heroic, unemotional, sizeable, elephantine, king-sized, life-size, monumental, biggish, astronomic, queen-sized, blown-up, large, volumed, of import, double, uppercase, life-sized, huge, macroscopic, mountainous, bear-sized, epic, wide-ranging, mammoth, giant, capacious, medium-large

  3. little(a), slight(adj)

    (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some

    big, bulky, lifesize, queen-size, extended, bouffant, cosmic, oversized, plumping, epic, grand, of import, rangy, bigger, important, hulky, elephantine, giant, tremendous, mountainous, life-sized, super, overlarge, broad, great, mammoth, stupendous, oversize, extensive, gargantuan, walloping, outsized, colossal, old, deep, monumental, larger-than-life, biggish, wide-ranging, Brobdingnagian, outsize, whacking, astronomic, bear-sized, monstrous, enlarged, unemotional, largish, loud, sizable, large-scale, life-size, macroscopical, enormous, puffy, voluminous, jumbo, large, full-size, prodigious, man-sized, ample, spacious, humongous, banging, king-sized, king-size, queen-sized, immense, galactic, large-mouthed, whopping, macroscopic, hulking, sizeable, double, macro, titanic, massive, capacious, vast, larger, astronomical, gigantic, uppercase, monolithic, huge, thumping, blown-up, volumed, medium-large, heroic, wide, too large

  4. little, small(adj)

    (of children and animals) young, immature

    piddling, small-scale, trivial, picayune, diminished, lowly, footling, minor, humble, lilliputian, slight, minuscule, fiddling, petty, short, pocket-sized, little(a), belittled, low, small, pocket-size, small(a), little, modest, piffling, niggling

    bulky, rangy, cosmic, massive, hulky, great, king-sized, volumed, thumping, banging, huge, macroscopic, ample, man-sized, plumping, monumental, titanic, hulking, capacious, bear-sized, monolithic, large-scale, bigger, whacking, full-size, old, sizeable, macro, monstrous, life-sized, mountainous, loud, stupendous, extended, biggish, oversized, oversize, gigantic, larger, vast, large-mouthed, outsized, prodigious, king-size, astronomic, enormous, humongous, life-size, bouffant, enlarged, spacious, big, heroic, larger-than-life, extensive, largish, uppercase, too large, whopping, walloping, puffy, broad, tremendous, sizable, unemotional, colossal, Brobdingnagian, grand, galactic, macroscopical, blown-up, double, gargantuan, queen-size, giant, epic, overlarge, medium-large, wide-ranging, queen-sized, deep, outsize, wide, mammoth, large, lifesize, elephantine, important, of import, voluminous, super, jumbo, immense, astronomical

  5. fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial(adj)

    (informal) small and of little importance

    subaltern, junior-grade, piddling, superficial, trivial, picayune, diminutive, tiny, footling, petite, lowly, petty(a), lilliputian, slight, bantam, lower-ranking, small-minded, fiddling, petty, minuscule, short, midget, little(a), flyspeck, secondary, small, little, piffling, niggling

    largish, mountainous, old, ample, larger, too large, biggish, larger-than-life, banging, elephantine, medium-large, heroic, puffy, bigger, broad, important, life-sized, full-size, sizable, king-sized, astronomical, vast, unemotional, queen-size, bear-sized, outsize, enlarged, tremendous, macro, monstrous, rangy, Brobdingnagian, thumping, whacking, deep, voluminous, monolithic, uppercase, enormous, hulking, galactic, of import, super, massive, extended, large-scale, stupendous, gigantic, outsized, queen-sized, grand, gargantuan, immense, life-size, oversized, plumping, overlarge, large, wide, macroscopic, hulky, huge, man-sized, prodigious, jumbo, macroscopical, extensive, blown-up, monumental, mammoth, colossal, astronomic, loud, big, bouffant, humongous, great, king-size, large-mouthed, double, lifesize, walloping, cosmic, titanic, spacious, volumed, whopping, capacious, giant, bulky, sizeable, epic, wide-ranging, oversize

  6. little, small(adj)

    (of a voice) faint

    piddling, small-scale, trivial, picayune, diminished, lowly, footling, minor, humble, lilliputian, slight, minuscule, fiddling, petty, short, pocket-sized, little(a), belittled, low, small, pocket-size, small(a), little, modest, piffling, niggling

    voluminous, macroscopic, gigantic, colossal, stupendous, astronomic, monumental, banging, astronomical, massive, too large, blown-up, great, man-sized, larger, bulky, walloping, uppercase, whopping, jumbo, large-scale, sizable, mammoth, deep, giant, queen-sized, plumping, super, extensive, queen-size, hulky, outsize, overlarge, important, enormous, elephantine, bouffant, king-size, hulking, medium-large, galactic, whacking, extended, enlarged, big, immense, wide-ranging, large, loud, titanic, lifesize, Brobdingnagian, volumed, thumping, life-size, life-sized, prodigious, double, oversized, gargantuan, macro, tremendous, bear-sized, epic, bigger, mountainous, unemotional, oversize, largish, full-size, large-mouthed, rangy, sizeable, humongous, ample, vast, grand, monolithic, monstrous, puffy, macroscopical, huge, of import, biggish, larger-than-life, outsized, wide, capacious, old, broad, spacious, king-sized, cosmic, heroic

  7. short, little(adj)

    low in stature; not tall

    small, poor, footling, short(p), trivial, brusk, unforesightful, curt, lilliputian, slight, minuscule, piddling, unretentive, petty, myopic, short, scant(p), little(a), inadequate, picayune, light, brusque, fiddling, little, shortsighted, piffling, niggling, forgetful

    too large, life-size, super, large-scale, queen-sized, bouffant, prodigious, medium-large, enormous, rangy, important, huge, great, giant, colossal, plumping, cosmic, wide, sizeable, sizable, oversize, macro, capacious, immense, hulky, macroscopical, macroscopic, larger, life-sized, monumental, mountainous, old, walloping, jumbo, large-mouthed, king-size, massive, bear-sized, vast, volumed, big, biggish, king-sized, wide-ranging, extensive, monolithic, full-size, titanic, extended, man-sized, broad, whacking, outsized, tremendous, voluminous, uppercase, grand, mammoth, larger-than-life, monstrous, loud, whopping, unemotional, outsize, astronomical, bigger, stupendous, humongous, lifesize, hulking, galactic, enlarged, of import, thumping, gargantuan, oversized, bulky, blown-up, banging, ample, Brobdingnagian, spacious, queen-size, epic, elephantine, largish, gigantic, astronomic, overlarge, heroic, deep, puffy, double, large

  8. little, minuscule, small(adj)


    piddling, small-scale, minuscular, picayune, trivial, lowly, footling, minor, humble, lilliputian, slight, minuscule, fiddling, diminished, petty, short, pocket-sized, little(a), belittled, low, small, pocket-size, small(a), little, modest, piffling, niggling, miniscule

    mountainous, large-scale, unemotional, extensive, whacking, broad, large-mouthed, Brobdingnagian, mammoth, humongous, bigger, loud, bouffant, overlarge, monolithic, extended, prodigious, deep, enlarged, capacious, astronomic, blown-up, bear-sized, voluminous, volumed, man-sized, hulky, larger, heroic, enormous, full-size, wide, gigantic, queen-sized, outsized, great, super, titanic, giant, galactic, ample, spacious, cosmic, big, walloping, jumbo, important, macroscopic, thumping, lifesize, immense, colossal, stupendous, of import, medium-large, king-sized, rangy, banging, uppercase, sizeable, large, grand, epic, astronomical, tremendous, biggish, hulking, too large, king-size, monumental, outsize, massive, bulky, wide-ranging, life-size, oversize, puffy, plumping, double, sizable, huge, oversized, queen-size, whopping, macro, larger-than-life, monstrous, vast, largish, macroscopical, gargantuan, old, elephantine, life-sized

  9. little(adverb)

    small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context)

    niggling, minuscule, slight, trivial, picayune, piffling, footling, piddling, petty, fiddling, lilliputian, short, little(a), small

    cosmic, whacking, large, galactic, biggish, grand, vast, loud, queen-sized, hulky, life-sized, ample, gargantuan, walloping, full-size, wide, queen-size, epic, elephantine, sizable, oversize, bear-sized, extensive, tremendous, thumping, large-scale, rangy, medium-large, double, immense, uppercase, macro, jumbo, banging, king-size, too large, mammoth, blown-up, capacious, oversized, humongous, life-size, voluminous, stupendous, huge, spacious, monolithic, important, of import, broad, large-mouthed, macroscopical, puffy, prodigious, deep, bigger, massive, great, colossal, outsize, lifesize, largish, old, Brobdingnagian, hulking, heroic, outsized, volumed, big, giant, astronomic, monstrous, plumping, extended, enlarged, king-sized, gigantic, overlarge, super, titanic, mountainous, sizeable, bulky, man-sized, larger-than-life, bouffant, wide-ranging, monumental, enormous, astronomical, whopping, larger, macroscopic, unemotional

  10. little(adverb)

    not much

    large-scale, overlarge, capacious, loud, thumping, sizeable, whopping, massive, monstrous, mammoth, heroic, full-size, bear-sized, sizable, outsize, queen-sized, large, titanic, stupendous, jumbo, great, tremendous, monumental, big, uppercase, huge, life-size, mountainous, hulky, macro, man-sized, medium-large, life-sized, rangy, important, wide, spacious, old, immense, larger-than-life, enormous, lifesize, whacking, unemotional, Brobdingnagian, voluminous, astronomic, vast, broad, blown-up, elephantine, giant, extensive, colossal, hulking, puffy, humongous, extended, double, wide-ranging, king-sized, enlarged, monolithic, super, macroscopical, volumed, larger, biggish, large-mouthed, of import, too large, prodigious, oversized, bouffant, epic, grand, gigantic, bulky, outsized, oversize, king-size, queen-size, astronomical, banging, walloping, macroscopic, galactic, plumping, cosmic, deep, ample, gargantuan, bigger, largish


  1. little(adverb)


  2. little(adjective)

    Small in size.

    much, large, big

  3. little(adverb)

    Very young.


  4. little(adverb)


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. little

    That is minute which is of exceedingly limited dimensions, as a grain of dust, or which attends to matters of exceedingly slight amount or apparent importance; as, a minute account; minute observation. That which is broken up into minute particles is said to be comminuted; things may be termed fine which would not be termed comminuted; as, fine sand; fine gravel; but, in using the adverb, we say a substance is finely comminuted, comminuted referring more to the process, fine to the result. An account extended to very minute particulars is circumstantial, detailed, particular; an examination so extended is critical, exact, precise. Compare FINE.

    See synonyms for LARGE.

    circumstantial, comminuted, critical, detailed, diminutive, exact, fine, minute, particular, precise, slender, small, tiny

Editors Contribution

  1. small

    small in size, amount, or degree (often used to convey an appealing diminutiveness or express an affectionate or condescending attitude).

    the plants will grow into little bushes.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. little(a.)

    small (in size or extent), minute, diminutive, tiny, not great, not large

  2. little(a.)

    small (in quantity, amount or duration), not much

  3. little(a.)

    inconsiderable, petty, slight, slender, feeble, moderate, scanty

  4. little(a.)

    mean, selfish, narrow, paltry, contemptible

  5. little(ad.)

    slightly, in a small degree, in some degree

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