adjective, lit·tler or less or less·er, lit·tlest or least.
adverb, less, least.
- 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
SYNONYMS FOR little
Related formslit·tlish [lit-l-ish, lit-lish] /ˈlɪt l ɪʃ, ˈlɪt lɪʃ/, adjectivelit·tle·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for little
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
Notwithstanding this copy-book preamble, my boy, I am inclined to suggest a little prudence on your part.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume One|Abraham Lincoln
And this is a little thing for Miss Lennox, Kate; you will give her it with my compliments.Bud|Neil Munro
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