Little and Short


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Little adjective – Having relatively little height.
Usage example: there was a little hedge separating the two lawns

Short is a synonym for little in brief topic. In some cases you can use "Short" instead the word "Little" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like amount, duration, small. popular alternative
Nearby Word: littleness
Synonyms for Little


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Short adjective – Having relatively little height.
Usage example: a lot of boys are shorter than the girls in middle school, but they quickly catch up by high school

Little is a synonym for short in small topic. You can use "Little" instead an adjective "Short", if it concerns topics such as duration, size, abridged, not tall. popular alternative
Nearby Words: shorten, shortened, shortage, shortness, shorted
Synonyms for Short

Things that words describes

girl little girl short girl
work little work short work
man little man short man
guy little guy short guy
Other nouns: people, speech, piece, dress, time, bit, game, story, song.

Both words in one sentence

  • In the short and little-known Shel Silverstein poem "Description", one character insist that God is black, another that God is female.
  • Video Game / Bravely Default This also becomes an easy way for you to tell who's a good guy and who's a bad guy, as the good guys are always shown to be short and a little simple-looking, while the bad guys are the ones who strangely tower above everyone else in the world.
  • Literature / Little Critter Little Critter and Little Sister are both very upset, but it turns out that they're just moving a short distance away, to a home nearby their elementary school.
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