Little and Smallish


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

Smallish is a synonym for little in big topic. In some cases you can use "Smallish" instead an adjective "Little".
Nearby Word: littleness
Synonyms for Little


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Smallish adjective – Of a size that is less than average.
Usage example: a smallish row of bushes lining the yard

Little is a synonym for smallish in big topic. You can use "Little" instead an adjective "Smallish".
Nearby Word: small
Synonyms for Smallish

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  • The Battlestar Guantanamo-class stealth carriers, which are not that much different from WW2 escort carriers, being smallish ships built around a modest air wing with little else.
  • They're also humble and quite stubborn, a little like donkeys, and can be surprisingly aggressive for smallish herbivores.
  • When you release Jack from cryo-stasis, the other party members are surprised to find a shaven young woman of a smallish frame covered in tattoes and little else... Who proceeds to single-handedly go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge across the ship and tear it to pieces.
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