adjective, small·er, small·est.
adverb, small·er, small·est.
- household linen, as napkins, pillowcases, etc.
Words nearby small
Idioms for small
Origin of small
SYNONYMS FOR small
OTHER WORDS FROM smallsmall·ness, nounul·tra·small, adjective
Examples from the Web for smallness
Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni, in smallness and in height.For Short Men in 2014, The News Is Surprisingly Good|Kevin Bleyer|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their smallness brings us back to ourselves, marshals our focus, endows the future with its potential, its possibility.The Promise of Happiness After the Newtown Shooting|William Giraldi|January 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Pic: Corban Walker expands on issues of smallness.
Indeed what's most depressing about Ngai's terms is their smallness, their triviality.Zany, Cute, Interesting: What the Words We Use Say About Us|Benjamin Lytal|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And he portrays himself as the candidate of big ideas who struggles with the smallness of American politics.Newt Gingrich’s Zombie Campaign, Neither Dead nor Alive|Howard Kurtz|March 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The males were tolerably good and were known by the smallness of their two fore-claws or feeders.A Voyage to the South Sea|William Bligh
The proceeds of the sale amounted to about £1000—a large sum, considering the smallness of the farm.Cattle and Cattle-breeders|William M'Combie
The oppression of the subscriptions is tempered by the smallness of the sum which may satisfy them.Seven English Cities|William Dean Howells
The smallness of the quantity in currency only heightens the value.
This, with a half-apologetic air, as if to deprecate its smallness, I produced from my pocket and handed to him.Dead Man's Rock|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for smallness
Derived forms of smallsmallish, adjectivesmallness, noun
Word Origin for small
Idioms and Phrases with smallness
In addition to the idioms beginning with small
- small beer
- small cog in a large wheel
- small frog in a big pond
- small fry
- small hours
- small print
- small talk
- small time
- small wonder
- big fish in a small pond
- (small) cog in the wheel
- give thanks for small blessings
- it's a small world
- little (small) frog in a big pond
- make a (small) fortune
- no (small) wonder
- still small voice