Little and Major


Little adjective - Lacking importance.
Usage example: there were just a few little details left to take care of

Major is an antonym for little in topics: unimportant, not important.

Nearby Word: littleness


Major adjective - Sufficiently large in size, amount, or number to merit attention.
Usage example: with several blockbuster hits under her belt, the actress now commands some major cash for appearing in a movie

Little is an antonym for major in topics: important, bigger.

Nearby Words: majority, majored, majoring

Both words in one sentence

  • Alone in the Dark: In The New Nightmare, the controls, presentation, and gameplay are a little too similar to Resident Evil to be coincidental ("a little" being a major understatement).
  • Disney / The Little Mermaid III: Ariel's Beginning Ascended Extra: The sisters of Ariel get a major role compared to precedent movies where they have a little screentime.
  • Another thing that makes Ramirez's remarks especially ridiculous is that many if not most of the best major league managers have/had little or no major league playing experience.
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