smallness

smallness
noun
1. the property of having a relatively small size (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑littleness
Ant: ↑bigness (for: ↑littleness), ↑largeness
Derivationally related forms: ↑little (for: ↑littleness), ↑small
Hypernyms: ↑size
Hyponyms:
2. the property of being a relatively small amount
-

he was attracted by the smallness of the taxes

Derivationally related forms: ↑small
Hypernyms: ↑amount
3. the property of having relatively little strength or vigor
-

the smallness of her voice

Syn: ↑littleness
Derivationally related forms: ↑little (for: ↑littleness), ↑small
Hypernyms: ↑weakness
4. lack of generosity in trifling matters
Syn: ↑pettiness, ↑littleness
Derivationally related forms: ↑little (for: ↑littleness), ↑petty (for: ↑pettiness)
Hypernyms:

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Smallness — Small ness, n. The quality or state of being small. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smallness — index inconsequence, insignificance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Smallness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Smallness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 smallness smallness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 littleness littleness &c.(small size) 193 Sgm: N 1 tenuity tenuity Sgm: N 1 paucity paucity Sgm: N 1 fewness f …   English dictionary for students

  • smallness — noun a) The state or quality of being small. His smallness didnt bother him, except when he needed something off the top shelf. b) The result or product of being small …   Wiktionary

  • smallness — small ► ADJECTIVE 1) of less than normal or usual size. 2) not great in amount, number, strength, or power. 3) not fully grown or developed; young. 4) insignificant; unimportant. 5) (of a business or its owner) operating on a modest scale. ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

  • smallness of number — index dearth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • smallness — noun see small I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • smallness — See smallish. * * * …   Universalium

  • smallness — Synonyms and related words: Lenten fare, abjectness, abominableness, atrociousness, austerity, authoritarianism, baseness, beggarliness, bigotry, blind side, blind spot, blinders, chinchiness, chintziness, closed mind, contemptibility,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • smallness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. littleness, smallishness, narrowness, minuteness, diminutiveness, infinitesimalness, small size, minute size, diminutive size, shortness, brevity, atomity, slightness, scantiness, exiguity, tininess, petiteness, dapperness …   English dictionary for students

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”