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littleness

Roget category 193

2. Words relating to space
2.2. Dimensions
›› 2.2.1. General dimensions

#193. Littleness

noun

littleness etc. adj. — smallness etc. (of quantity) 32exiguity, inextensionparvitude, parvityduodecimoElzevir edition, epitome, microcosmrudimentvanishing pointthinness etc. 203.
dwarf, pygmy, pigmy, Liliputian, chit, pigwidgeon, urchin, elfatomy, dandipratdoll, puppetTom Thumb, Hop-o'-my-thumbmanikin, mannikinhomunculus, dapperling, cock-sparrow.
animalcule, monad, mite, insect, emmet, fly, midge, gnat, shrimp, minnow, worm, maggot, entozoonbacteriainfusoriamicrozoa [Micro.]phytozoariamicrobegrubtit, tomtit, runt, mouse, small frymillet seed, mustard seedbarleycornpebble, grain of sandmolehill, button, bubble.
pointatom etc. (small quantity) 32fragment etc. (small part) 51powder etc. 330point of a pin, mathematical pointminutiae etc. (unimportance) 643.
micrometervernierscale.
microphotography, photomicrography, micrographyphotomicrograph, microphotographmicroscopymicroscope (optical instruments) 445.

verb

be little etc. adj. — lie in a nutshellbecome small etc. (decrease) 36, (contract) 195.

adjective

littlesmall etc. (in quantity) 32minute, diminutive, microscopicmicrozoalinconsiderable etc. (unimportant) 643exiguous, puny, tiny, wee, petty, minikin, miniature, pygmy, pigmy, elfinundersizeddwarf, dwarfed, dwarfishspare, stunted, limitedcramp, crampedpollard, Liliputian, dapper, pocketportative, portableduodecimodumpy, squatshort etc. 201.
impalpable, intangible, evanescent, imperceptible, invisible, inappreciable, insignificant, inconsiderable, trivialinfinitesimal, homoeopathicatomic, subatomic, corpuscular, molecularrudimentary, rudimentalembryonic, vestigial.
weazen, scant, scraggy, scrubbythin etc. (narrow) 203granular etc. (powdery) 330shrunk etc. 195brevipennate.

adverb

in a small compass, in a nutshellon a small scaleminutely, microscopically.



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