- little [lit′'l]adj.littler or less or lesser, littlest or least [ME littel < OE lytel (akin to Ger dial. lützel) < base of lyt, small (< IE base * leud-, to stoop > Welsh lludded, fatigue), infl. by ON litill, small (akin to Goth leitils) < IE base * lei-, to decline, be lean > LESS]1. small in size; not big, large, or great2. small in amount, number, or degree; not much3. short in duration or distance; brief; not long4. small in importance or power [the rights of the little man]5. small in force, intensity, etc.; weak6. trivial; trifling7. lacking in breadth of vision; narrow-minded; illiberal [a little mind]8. young: said of children or animals9. younger [her little brother]: Sometimes used with implications of pleasing or endearing qualities [ bless your little heart ] Also used in the names of certain neighborhoods, sections of town, etc. that are populated by people from (a specified place) who have largely maintained their ethnic customs and traditions [Little Italy ]adv.less, least1. in a small degree; to a slight extent; only slightly; not much2. not in the least [he little suspects the plot]n.1.a) small amount, degree, etc.: often used with a and having adverbial force [a little crazy]b) not much [little will be done about it]2. a short time or distanceSYN.- SMALL——————in littleon a small scale; in miniature——————little by littleby slow degrees or small amounts; gradually——————make little ofto treat as not very important; depreciate——————not a littlevery much; very——————some littlerather extensive; fairly fulllittlenessn.
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