Synonyms of little in English:

little


See definition of little

adjective

1‘a little writing desk’

SYNONYMS
small, small-scale, compact
mini, miniature, tiny, minute, minuscule
toy, baby, pocket, undersized, dwarf, midget, fun-size
bijou, dainty, cute, sweet, dear
Scottish wee
informal teeny, teeny-weeny, teensy, teensy-weensy, itsy-bitsy, tiddly, half-pint, dinky
British informal titchy, ickle
North American informal little-bitty, vest-pocket
ANTONYMS

big, large

2‘the smile vanished from the little man's face’

SYNONYMS
short, small, slight, thin, petite, diminutive, tiny
squat, stubby
elfin, dwarf, dwarfish, midget, pygmy, bantam, homuncular, Lilliputian
Scottish wee
informal teeny, teeny-weeny, pint-sized, knee high to a grasshopper
ANTONYMS

big, large

3‘my little sister’

SYNONYMS
young, younger, junior, small, baby, infant, minor
ANTONYMS

big, old, elder

4‘I was a bodyguard for a little while’

SYNONYMS
brief, short, short-lived
fleeting, momentary, transitory, transient, ephemeral, evanescent, infinitesimal
fast, quick, hasty, cursory
Scottish wee
ANTONYMS

long

5‘this car does have a few little problems’

SYNONYMS
minor, unimportant, insignificant, trivial, trifling, petty, paltry, inconsequential, negligible, inconsiderable, nugatory, of minor importance, of little account, of no account
ANTONYMS

significant, important


determiner

1‘they have low status and little political influence’

SYNONYMS
hardly any, not much, slight, small, scant, limited, restricted, modest, little or no, minimal, negligible
insufficient, inadequate
ANTONYMS

considerable, a great deal of


adverb

1‘he is little known as a teacher’

SYNONYMS
hardly, barely, scarcely, not much, only slightly, slightly, only just
ANTONYMS

well

2‘this disease is little seen nowadays’

SYNONYMS
rarely, seldom, infrequently, hardly ever, hardly, scarcely ever, scarcely, not much
ANTONYMS

often


Phrases

    a little

    1‘if it's too thick, add a little water’


    SYNONYMS
    some, a small amount of, a bit of, a touch of, a soupçon of, a dash of, a taste of, a dab of, a spot of, a modicum of, a morsel of, a fragment of, a snippet of, a tinge of, a particle of, a jot of, a shade of, a suggestion of, a trace of, a hint of, a suspicion of
    a dribble of, a splash of, a driblet of
    a pinch of, a sprinkling of, a sprinkle of, a grain of, a speck of
    informal a smidgen of, a tad of
    ANTONYMS

    a lot of, a great deal of

    2‘after a little, Oliver came in’


    SYNONYMS
    a short time, a little while, a bit, an interval, a short spell, a short period
    a minute, a moment, a second, a split second, an instant, a flash
    informal a sec, a mo, a jiffy, a jiff
    ANTONYMS

    a long time

    3‘the whole scene does remind me a little of the Adriatic’


    SYNONYMS
    slightly, faintly, remotely, vaguely
    moderately, somewhat, a little bit, quite, to some degree, fairly
    informal sort of, kind of, kinda, ish
    ANTONYMS

    a great deal

    little by little

    ‘little by little, the town was turning into ruins’


    SYNONYMS
    gradually, slowly, by degrees, by stages, step by step, piecemeal, progressively, bit by bit, inch by inch, inchmeal
    subtly, imperceptibly, unnoticeably
    ANTONYMS

    immediately, all at once