Synonyms of small in English:



  • 1 a small flat in Fulham he put his hand in his jacket and pulled out a small package
    little, small-scale, compact, bijou; portable; tiny, miniature, mini, minute, microscopic, nanoscopic, minuscule; toy, baby; poky, cramped, boxy; Scottishwee
    informal tiddly, teeny, weeny, teeny-weeny, teensy, teensy-weensy, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, eensy, eensy-weensy, pocket-sized, half-pint, dinky, ickle, with no room to swing a cat
    British informal titchy
    North American informal little-bitty, vest-pocket
    [Antonyms] big large
  • 2 he was a very small man
    [Antonyms] heavily built tall large
  • 3 we may have to make a few small changes
    [Antonyms] major substantial
  • 4 small helpings of vegetables
    inadequate, meagre, insufficient, ungenerous, not enough
    informal measly, stingy, mingy, pathetic
    [Antonyms] generous ample
  • 5 they had succeeded in making him feel small
    [Antonyms] proud
  • 6 the captain had been paying small attention
    hardly any, not much, scant, little or no, little, minimal
  • 7 a small farmer
    small-scale, small-time; modest, unpretentious, humble, lowly, simple
    [Antonyms] large-scale substantial
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    micro- related prefix, as in microscope, microbrewery
    mini- related prefix, as in minidisc, minibeast
    nano- related prefix, as in nanotechnology, nanosecond

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