One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Feel (or look) contemptibly weak or insignificant.‘they had succeeded in making him feel small’
foolish, stupid, insignificant, unimportantView synonyms
- ‘He felt small and weak now, weighed down by shame and regret.’
- ‘Arriving the first day, ‘I felt small and insignificant,’ she said.’
- ‘Are there some people or situations that make you feel small or weak when you encounter them?’
- ‘Aislinn suddenly felt small and insignificant.’
- ‘Staring up at the stars, Lauren usually felt small and insignificant, but this time instead she felt important, too important.’
- ‘He looked small and weak underneath the pale blue lab coat.’
- ‘He felt small, unimportant, insignificant; lost.’
- ‘Huddled together in front of the fireplace, with the four other children, Eleanor and Katrina felt small and insignificant; Eleanor considerably so.’
- ‘Freshmen stood timidly together in circles, looking small and insignificant.’
- ‘I felt small and weak, like a young child lost and confused.’
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