not a little

not a little
phrasal
: to a considerable extent or degree

not a little embarrassed by the lack of adequate references — R.W.Chapman

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not a little
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Main Entry:little

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a large amount, or to a large degree

They had sincere respect for her, and not a little affection.

The team was more than a little unlucky to lose by just one point.

Thesaurus: large quantities or amountssynonym large amounts or quantities of a specific kindhyponym
Main entry: little

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a great deal (of); much

not a little consternation was caused

very

it was not a little puzzling


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