Meaning of SMALL in English


adj. 1 little, tiny, short, diminutive, petite, mignon(ne), wee, teeny, elfin, Lilliputian, midget, miniature, minute, minuscule, baby, bantam, pocket(-sized), mini; undersized, immature, young, under age; Colloq pint-sized, US peewee She was once small enough to fit into a size 7 When I was very small, my father took me to my first cricket match. 2 slight, secondary, insignificant, trivial, inconsequential, lesser, puny, negligible, minor, trifling, unimportant, paltry, nugatory The opinions of other people were not of the smallest importance to him 3 unimaginative, shallow, unoriginal, mundane, everyday, limited, unprofound, uninspired, commonplace, matter-of-fact, flat, two-dimensional With their small minds they were incapable of fully appreciating the scope of the project 4 skimpy, niggardly, stingy, uncharitable, ungenerous, scanty, meagre, cheap, petty, parsimonious, grudging, stinting, selfish, miserly, tight, tight-fisted, close-fisted, close; poor, insignificant, inadequate, insufficient, unsatisfactory, negligible, trifling, humble, small-scale, modest, unpretentious, Colloq piddling, measly With all your money, it was very small of you not to contribute more to the scholarship fund We all thought their cheque was too small. 5 insignificant, limited, negligible, trifling, tiny; little, minor, diminished, reduced, slight Only a small number of people came to the opening night It was small consolation to be told that he had come a good second. 6 feel small. feel embarrassed or ashamed or shamed or humiliated or foolish, feel discomfited or disconcerted or uncomfortable, feel mortified or chagrined, Colloq feel put down Doreen always managed to make some remark that made Andrew feel small

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