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Synonyms of bit in English:


  • 1 a bit of bread
    piece, portion, segment, section, part;
    chunk, lump, hunk, slice;
    spot, drop, pinch, dash, soupçon, modicum;
    morsel, mouthful, bite, sample;
    iota, jot, tittle, whit, atom, particle, trace, touch, suggestion, hint, tinge;
    [Antonyms] lot
  • 2 wait a bit
    moment, minute, second, (little) while
    informal sec, jiffy, jiff
  • Phrases

    a bit

    he's a bit forgetful
    informal pretty, sort of, kind of, kinda

    bit by bit

    bit by bit, the truth came out

    in a bit

    I'll see you in a bit
    soon, in a (little) while, in a second, in a minute, in a moment, shortly, in no time, before you know it, before long, directly
    informal in a jiffy/jiff, in two shakes, in a snap
    literary ere long, anon

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