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 littlest
Sometimes the littlest moments, like a goodnight kiss, are the most important.Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s Favorite World of Wonder Clips (VIDEO)|Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato|February 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Is any of it a little, how shall we say, even the littlest bit unwarranted?
For my littlest brother, 24, my parents have given up their traditional expectations.
"I'd be mighty glad to have a good square talk with some woman from the States," rejoined the Littlest Girl, hesitatingly.Heart's Desire|Emerson Hough
The littlest Forest Child was already asleep, curled close by the fire.The Little House in the Fairy Wood|Ethel Cook Eliot
Miss Maria sank down, in a curtsey so well devised that it showed the littlest foot in the world, save only Elizabeth's.The Ladies|E. Barrington
Even the littlest Indian's calf-skin would be worth money if he caught it.Strange Stories of the Great River|Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
I knew that the littlest things hurt just as much as the big.The Chronicles of Rhoda|Florence Tinsley Cox
British Dictionary definitions for littlest (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for littlest (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 littlest
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