adjective, lit·tler or less or less·er, lit·tlest or least.
adverb, less, least.
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Idioms for little
- to belittle: to make little of one's troubles.
- to understand or interpret only slightly: Scholars made little of the newly discovered text.
Origin of little
synonym study for little
OTHER WORDS FROM littlelit·tlish [lit-l-ish, lit-lish], /ˈlɪt l ɪʃ, ˈlɪt lɪʃ/, adjectivelit·tle·ness, noun
Words nearby little
Example sentences from the Web for little
Mounting a winch can take a little time, and you’ll usually need a bracket specific to your ATV, but it’s not all that difficult.
We have very little problem in this country at this moment — five.Timeline: The 124 times Trump has downplayed the coronavirus threat|Aaron Blake, JM Rieger|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
A little more than a month ago, the Big Ten became the first major conference to postpone the season.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Later, a researcher from Yale and Pew Research Center conducted separate tests that also found little to no evidence in support of the claim.If voters are wary of stating support for Trump in polls, why does he outperform GOP Senate candidates?|Philip Bump|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Separately, the CEO of TripAction says business travel has picked up a little recently, but is still down about 80% since February—compared to the 90% drop in March.How businesses are preparing for the U.S. election outcome|Alan Murray|September 16, 2020|Fortune
But Babylon asks us to do a little more: It wants us to empathize.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Everybody is trapped in an elevator together and tempers run a little hot.
How about baby drama with little Abijean and the Wee Baby Seamus?
I was a little mystified at how benignly he responded to my questions about his business activities.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Our fans have seen all our sketches, so we wanted to give them something a little deeper about each character.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
To be sure, there were some ashes and a little dirt in the soup, but that was not regarded as important.Blackfeet Indian Stories|George Bird Grinnell
Asitunan lag diyútay ug mahuswà ang kútiks, Just apply a little acetone on it, and the nail polish will come off.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
"But it is terrible to have the air so full of noise," continued the girl, as she made a little face at her brother.Walter and the Wireless|Sara Ware Bassett
And this is a little thing for Miss Lennox, Kate; you will give her it with my compliments.Bud|Neil Munro
Little David Copperfield is a jewel of a boy with a turn for books.Essays in Little|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for little
- a small quantity, extent, or duration ofthe little hope there is left; very little milk
- (as pronoun)save a little for me
- a lot
Word Origin for little
Idioms and Phrases with little
In addition to the idioms beginning with little
- little bird told one, a
- little by little
- little frog in a big pond
- little knowledge is a dangerous thing, a
- little pitchers have big ears
- a little
- every little bit helps
- in one's own (little) world
- make little of
- precious few (little)
- think little of
- to little purpose
- too little, too late