adjective, lit·tler or less or less·er, lit·tlest or least.
adverb, less, least.
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Idioms for little
- 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
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 littler
That slipper had fitted the slim foot of some littler maid than Christina!"Persons Unknown"|Virginia Tracy
I hated to see him lose the chances and let them be snapped up by littler men.Read-Aloud Plays|Horace Holley
Suddenly he turned tail and began to run away, all the while growing littler and littler in quite a ridiculous fashion.Kisington Town|Abbie Farwell Brown
So then the union has a widow and the mother has a father and littler and there is no length much longer.Geography and Plays|Gertrude Stein
The littler girl, half dozing along the accustomed way, slipped and slid into puddles.How To Write Special Feature Articles|Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
British Dictionary definitions for littler (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for littler (2 of 2)
- 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 littler
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