Meaning of FEW in English

I. adjective

Synonyms: infrequent , occasional, rare, scarce, seldom, semioccasional, sporadic, uncommon, unfrequent

II. noun

a small quantity or number

sold a few of the books

Synonyms: handful, scattering, smatch, smatter, smattering, spatter, spattering, sprinkling

Contrasted words: abundance, many, multitude, numbers

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