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English noun: smallness

1. smallness (attribute) the property of having a relatively small size


Broader (hypernym)size

Narrower (hyponym)delicacy, diminutiveness, dwarfishness, grain, minuteness, petiteness, puniness, runtiness, slightness, stuntedness, tininess, weeness

Antonymsbigness, largeness

2. smallness (attribute) the property of being a relatively small amount

SamplesHe was attracted by the smallness of the taxes.

Broader (hypernym)amount

3. smallness (attribute) the property of having relatively little strength or vigor

SamplesThe smallness of her voice.


Broader (hypernym)weakness

4. smallness (attribute) lack of generosity in trifling matters

Synonymslittleness, pettiness

Broader (hypernym)closeness, meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimoniousness, parsimony, tightfistedness, tightness

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