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modicum

Saltos de línea: modi|cum
Pronunciación: /ˈmɒdɪkəm
 
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Definición de modicum en inglés:

sustantivo

[in singular]
A small quantity of a particular thing, especially something desirable or valuable: his statement had a modicum of truth
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It's done in a spirit of fun, and relies on a modicum of good faith among the participants.
  • All it would take is a bit of gumption and a modicum of courage.
  • With a modicum of imagination and a dash of invention, a good story could be built from this one.
Sinónimos
little bit, small amount, particle, degree, speck, fragment, scrap, crumb, grain, morsel, taste, soupçon, shred, mite, dash, drop, pinch, ounce, touch, tinge, dab, jot, iota, whit, tittle, jot or tittle, atom, inch, snippet, sliver, smattering, scintilla, hint, suggestion, whisper, trifle
informal smidgen, smidge, tad
archaic scantling, scruple

Origen

late 15th century: from Latin, neuter of modicus 'moderate', from modus 'measure'.

Words that rhyme with modicum

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