#EngVocab: Other Ways to Say ‘Little’

Hello, fellas! What are you doing? Do you know that there are some other words to express ‘little?’

  1. Tiny (adj): extremely small
  • E.g.: “The glass shattered into a thousand tiny pieces.”


  1. Teeny (adj): informal expression of tiny.
  • E.g.: “Just a teeny slice of cake for me, please.”


  1. Diminutive (adj): notably small
  • E.g.: “Ant-man is such a diminutive figure, less than two feet tall.”


  1. Microscopic (adj): very small and only able to be seen with a microscope.
  • E.g.: “He photographed every aspect of the object in microscopic detail.”


  1. Petite (adj): small in size
  • E.g.: “She was small and petite with long blonde hair.”


  1. Slight (adj): small in amount
  • E.g.: “There’s a slight chance of rain.”


  1. Wee (adj): small, little (informal word use by mainly Scottish people)
  • E.g.: “The wizard reached out, caught the wee creature in his hand”


  1. Minuscule (adj): rather less, rather small.
  • E.g.: “The new chemical substance is harmless in such minuscule amounts.”


That’s all for today, fellas! See you on another session!


Compiled and written by @anhtiss at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, September 23, 2017.


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