Definition of feel (or look) small in English:

feel (or look) small

phrase

  • Feel (or look) contemptibly weak or insignificant.

    ‘they had succeeded in making him feel small’
    • ‘Arriving the first day, ‘I felt small and insignificant,’ she said.’
    • ‘I felt small and weak, like a young child lost and confused.’
    • ‘He looked small and weak underneath the pale blue lab coat.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He felt small and weak now, weighed down by shame and regret.’
    • ‘Are there some people or situations that make you feel small or weak when you encounter them?’
    • ‘He felt small, unimportant, insignificant; lost.’
    foolish, stupid, insignificant, unimportant
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