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small

  
1    diminutive, immature, Lilliputian, little, mini, miniature, minute, petite, pint-sized     (informal)   pocket-sized, puny, pygmy or pigmy, slight, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, undersized, wee, young  
2    insignificant, lesser, minor, negligible, paltry, petty, trifling, trivial, unimportant  
3    inadequate, inconsiderable, insufficient, limited, meagre, measly, scant, scanty  
4    humble, modest, small-scale, unpretentious  
5    base, grudging, illiberal, mean, narrow, petty, selfish  
6    make (someone) feel small      chagrin, disconcert, humble, humiliate, make (someone) look foolish, mortify, put down     (slang)   show up     (informal)   take down a peg or two     (informal)  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    ample, big, colossal, enormous, great, huge, immense, massive, mega     (slang)   sizable or sizeable, stellar     (informal)   vast  
2    appreciable, important, major, powerful, serious, significant, urgent, vital, weighty  
3    considerable, generous, substantial  
4    grand, large-scale  


small-minded     
bigoted, envious, grudging, hidebound, intolerant, mean, narrow-minded, petty, rigid, ungenerous  
  
Antonyms     
   broad-minded, far-sighted, generous, liberal, open, open-minded, tolerant, unbigoted  
small-time     
insignificant, minor, no-account     (U.S. informal)   of no account, of no consequence, petty, piddling     (informal)   unimportant  
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n.
small handbag without handles
n.
small unmeasured amount usually applied to a solid
used widely in Australia
adj.
petty and small-minded
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
exp.
A small business that is typically owned and run by members of a family
n.
1. a package containing food, clothes or other items that the receiver has difficulties in procuring by himself; 2. a package containing small gifts for close persons
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
adj.
inclined to bring forward small faults; made to confuse in argument
n.
a small group of people or things within a much larger group
There are a lot of national minorities in my home country (Denmark). We have a lot of people from Poland, Somalia etc.
n.
a neurological condition found on the island of Guam
The symptoms range from motor nuron disease (Lou Gehrig's disease) to Parkinson's disease.

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