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1 little /ˈlɪtl̟/ adjective
less /ˈlɛs/ or lesser /ˈlɛsɚ/ also littler /ˈlɪtl̟ɚ/ ; least /ˈliːst/ also littlest /ˈlɪtl̟əst/
1 little
/ˈlɪtl̟/
adjective
less /ˈlɛs/ or lesser /ˈlɛsɚ/ also littler /ˈlɪtl̟ɚ/ ; least /ˈliːst/ also littlest /ˈlɪtl̟əst/
Learner's definition of LITTLE
: small in size
: not tall : short
: small in amount
: not having many things or people included
: young or younger
always used before a noun : not lasting for a long time
always used before a noun : not very important
sometimes used in an ironic way to describe something important
always used before a noun : not easily seen, heard, etc.
always used before a noun
used to refer to someone or something in an approving or friendly way
used to refer to someone or something in a disapproving or critical way
always used before a noun : not open to new ideas

— littleness

/ˈlɪtl̟nəs/ noun [noncount]
2 little /ˈlɪtl̟/ adverb
less; least
2 little
/ˈlɪtl̟/
adverb
less; least
Learner's definition of LITTLE
: in a very small amount or degree
: hardly at all : not very much
: not very often

little by little

: by small steps or amounts : gradually

little more than

or little better than
: not much more or better than (something) : only slightly more or better than (something)
3 little /ˈlɪtl̟/ pronoun
3 little
/ˈlɪtl̟/
pronoun
Learner's definition of LITTLE
: a small amount or quantity

a little

: not much but some
: not much but somewhat or slightly
: for a brief time
: a small amount or quantity

a little bit

: to some extent : somewhat
chiefly US : a short time
: a small amount of something

as little as

used to suggest that a number or quantity is surprisingly small

little wonder

see 1wonder
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