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Synonyms for smallsmɔl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. small(noun)

    the slender part of the back

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

  2. small(adj)

    a garment size for a small person

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

  3. small, little(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

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

  4. minor, modest, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized(adj)

    limited in size or scope

    "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"

    Synonyms:
    pocketable, underage, diminished, mild, minor(ip), nonaged, humble, lowly, meek, modest, minuscule, minor, pocket-sized, belittled, venial, small, pocket-size, small(a), little, small-scale, low

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

  5. little, small(adj)

    (of children and animals) young, immature

    "what a big little boy you are"; "small children"

    Synonyms:
    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

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

  6. small(a)(adj)

    slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope

    "a series of death struggles with small time in between"

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

  7. humble, low, lowly, modest, small(adj)

    low or inferior in station or quality

    "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, minor, small, downcast, subaltern, scummy, base, baseborn, low-down, modest, petty(a), scurvy, pocket-sized, lower-ranking, secondary, humbled, gloomy, miserable, lowly, low, broken, small(a), down in the mouth, blue, humble, downhearted, grim, meek, low-toned, low-pitched, little, menial, pocket-size, small-scale, depleted, crushed, mild, junior-grade, diminished, abject, depressed, minuscule, low-spirited, belittled, humiliated

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

  8. little, minuscule, small(adj)

    lowercase

    "little a"; "small a"; "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"

    Synonyms:
    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

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

  9. little, small(adj)

    (of a voice) faint

    "a little voice"; "a still small voice"

    Synonyms:
    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

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

  10. small(adj)

    have fine or very small constituent particles

    "a small misty rain"

    Synonyms:
    small(a), low, belittled, humble, minuscule, lowly, modest, diminished, minor, little, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized

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

  11. modest, small(adj)

    not large but sufficient in size or amount

    "a modest salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way"

    Synonyms:
    little, low, small, belittled, mild, meek, lowly, minuscule, modest, diminished, small(a), minor, humble, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized

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

  12. belittled, diminished, small(adverb)

    made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)

    "her comments made me feel small"

    Synonyms:
    diminished, wasted, atrophied, lowly, humble, lessened, modest, small(a), minuscule, minor, pocket-sized, belittled, weakened, small, pocket-size, vitiated, little, small-scale, low

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

  13. small(adverb)

    on a small scale

    "think small"

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

Wiktionary

  1. small(noun)

    Not large or big; insignificant; few in numbers or size.

    Synonyms:
    minute, little, minuscule, microscopic, tiny

    Antonyms:
    generous, big, adult, large, capital, old, grown-up

  2. small(adjective)

    Young, as a child.

    Synonyms:
    little, wee, young

    Antonyms:
    old, generous, large, capital, big, grown-up, adult

  3. small(adjective)

    Minuscule or lowercase, referring to written letters.

    Antonyms:
    old, large, generous, grown-up, adult, capital, big

  4. small(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    lowercase, minuscule

    Antonyms:
    big, uppercase, capital, majuscule

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. small

    Fine (Latin finis, end) denotes that which has been brought to a full end, finished. From this root-sense many derived meanings branch out, causing words quite remote from each other to be alike synonyms of fine. That which is truly finished, brought to an ideal end, is excellent of its kind, and beautiful, if a thing that admits of beauty; as, a fine house, fine trees, a fine woman, a fine morning; if a thing that admits of the removal of impurities, it is not finished till these are removed, and hence fine signifies clarified, clear, pure, refined; as, fine gold. That which is finished is apt to be polished, smooth to the touch, minutely exact in outline; hence fine comes to be a synonym for all words like dainty, delicate, exquisite; as, fine manners, a fine touch, fine perceptions. As that which is delicate is apt to be small, by an easy extension of meaning fine becomes a synonym for slender, slight, minute, comminuted; as, a fine thread, fine sand; or for filmy, tenuous, thin; as, a fine lace, fine wire; and as a thin edge is keen, sharp, fine becomes also a synonym for these words; as, a fine point, a fine edge. Compare BEAUTIFUL; MINUTE.

    Synonyms:
    beautiful, clarified, clear, comminuted, dainty, delicate, elegant, excellent, exquisite, fine, gauzy, handsome, keen, minute, nice, polished, pure, refined, sensitive, sharp, slender, slight, smooth, splendid, subtile, subtle, tenuous, thin

    Antonyms:
    big, blunt, clumsy, coarse, great, heavy, huge, immense, large, rude, stout, thick

Editors Contribution

  1. little

    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. small(a.)

    Synonyms:
    little, diminutive, tiny, puny, dwarf, minikin, dwarfish, stunted, liliputian, pygmean, pygmy, miniature, not great, not large

  2. small(a.)

    Synonyms:
    minute, microscopic, molecular, atomic, corpuscular

  3. small(a.)

    Synonyms:
    petty, trifling, trivial, inconsiderable, insignificant, unimportant

  4. small(a.)

    Synonyms:
    slender, scanty, paltry, moderate

  5. small(a.)

    Synonyms:
    feeble, weak, faint, slight

  6. small(a.)

    Synonyms:
    mean, sordid, selfish, illiberal, ungenerous, mercenary, narrow, narrow-minded

  7. small(a.)

    Synonyms:
    shallow, unintelligent, unintellectual, ungifted, sappy, stolid, dull, feeble-minded


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