ETYM The regular comparative of this word is wanting, its place being supplied by less, or, rarely, lesser. Related to Lesser.
1. Small; not large; of small stature; SYN. small.
2. Very young; SYN. small.
3. Younger and (at least formerly) smaller than another though relative size is not the issue; SYN. younger.
4. Contemptibly narrow in outlook; SYN. petty, small, small-minded.
5. (Quantifier used with mass nouns) Small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none SYN. small.
Delicate, dainty or affected (person).
ETYM Latin minutus, p. p. of minuere to lessen. Related to Minish, Minor, Menu, Minuet.
Characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; SYN. narrow.
1. Trifling; of no importance
2. Small-minded; focused on small details in a self-serving way.
3. Mean-spirited; quarrelsome.
1. Having a slim or delicate build; not stout or massive in body; lacking in strength or substance; flimsy, frail; deficient in weight, solidity, or importance; trivial.
2. Small of its kind or in amount.
Of a size less than is common, proper, normal, or average