A tiny trace or spark of a specified quality or feeling: a scintilla of doubt
More example sentences
- My understanding from his interview was that he did show a scintilla of self-doubt, which is very helpful for the commission, because after all, they need to make recommendations.
- Apart from squandering the resources of a prodigiously gifted cast, the film's greatest shortcoming must be its inability to generate the merest scintilla of dramatic tension around its central narrative thread.
- If he and his handlers had a scintilla of good judgment, they would give up the fight and embrace her as a worthy member of the Western canon - which she is, despite what they say.
late 17th century: from Latin.