Synonyms of small in English:

small


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See UK English definition of small

See Spanish definition of pequeño

adjective

1‘a small flat in Fulham’

SYNONYMS
little, small-scale, compact, bijou
portable
tiny, miniature, mini, minute, microscopic, microscale, nanoscopic, minuscule
toy, baby
poky, cramped, boxy
Scottish wee
informal teeny, weeny, teeny-weeny, teensy, teensy-weensy, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, eensy, eensy-weensy, pocket-sized, half-pint, dinky, ickle, with no room to swing a cat
British informal titchy, tiddly
North American informal little-bitty, vest-pocket
ANTONYMS

big, large

2‘he was a very small man’

SYNONYMS
short, little, slight, slightly built, small-boned, petite, diminutive, elfin, tiny
puny, undersized, stunted
squat, stubby
dwarf, bantam
a slip of a …
Scottish wee
informal teeny, teeny-weeny, pint-sized
rare homuncular, Lilliputian
ANTONYMS

heavily built, tall, large

3‘we may have to make a few small changes’

SYNONYMS
slight, minor, unimportant, trifling, trivial, insignificant, inconsequential, inappreciable, inconsiderable, negligible, nugatory, paltry, infinitesimal
informal minuscule, piffling, piddling
ANTONYMS

major, substantial

4‘small helpings of vegetables’

SYNONYMS
inadequate, meagre, insufficient, ungenerous, not enough
informal measly, stingy, mingy, pathetic
ANTONYMS

generous, ample

5‘they had succeeded in making him feel small’

SYNONYMS
foolish, stupid, insignificant, unimportant
embarrassed, humiliated, uncomfortable, mortified, chagrined, ashamed
deflated, crushed
ANTONYMS

proud

6‘the captain had been paying small attention’

SYNONYMS
hardly any, not much, scant, little or no, little, minimal

7‘a small farmer’

SYNONYMS
small-scale, small-time
modest, unpretentious, humble, lowly, simple
ANTONYMS

large-scale, substantial