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Extremely small; tiny:‘an eensy-weensy picture’
minute, small-scale, scaled-down, mini, baby, toy, pocket, fun-size, petite, dwarfish, knee-high, miniature, minuscule, microscopic, nanoscopic, infinitesimal, micro, diminutive, pocket-sized, reduced, lilliputianView synonyms
- ‘The grooves collect and concentrate faint sounds - the pitter-patter of eensy mouse feet, for instance.’
- ‘There's just one eensy weensy problem with this: it's totally wrong.’
- ‘But, it seems, there is one eensy-weensy problem.’
- ‘I just want to clear up one eensy teensy tiny minor matter here.’
- ‘Thus, what this publication brought its readers was not the nominees, but an eensy-weensy, teeny-tiny fraction of the nominees, and an inconsistently chosen, eensy-weensy, teeny-tiny fraction, at that.’
- ‘And so you have an eensy, eensy bit that's going to be decided by the campaign, and some portion of that eensy bit will be decided by political advertising.’
- ‘The other splendid thing about these miniature so-called-airplanes is that the seats are eensy.’
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