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Tiny:‘a teeny bit of criticism’
tiny, minuscule, microscopic, very small, little, diminutivemicro, miniature, nanoscopic, baby, toy, midget, dwarf, pygmy, lilliputianweeteeny-weeny, teensy, teensy-weensy, weeny, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, eensy, eensy-weensy, tiddly, pint-sized, bite-sized, knee-high to a grasshoppertitchy, icklelittle-bittyView synonyms
- ‘I just took this photo of the light fitting here in our living room with my teeny tiny camera.’
- ‘About an hour later I was a teeny bit gigglier than usual.’
- ‘Pulling aside the curtains, she stepped out with the teeny tiny shirt hanging off her teeny tiny frame.’
- ‘Over a low flame, add teeny tiny bits of butter one at a time, turning slowly with a fork.’
- ‘Have you ever read the ingredients in the teeny, tiny print on a tin of commercial dog food?’
- ‘I am only looking at tiny teeny places and not some estate.’
- ‘The hole in the floor was teeny tiny and located under various shelves I had to crawl around to gain access.’
- ‘Then for the crust, you need flour, butter, milk, and a teeny bit of salt.’
- ‘He has left me and gone into a teeny tiny world full of bleeping things.’
- ‘The postage is a teeny bit more, but nothing that's going to break the bank.’
- ‘Of course, there may just be a teeny, tiny problem with that plan of action.’
- ‘The animations of the units are smooth and use high quality models (even though they are teeny tiny).’
- ‘Then a bit later there was this teeny tiny little woman walking ahead of me.’
- ‘The solution is one of those teeny tiny lights that clip onto the book.’
- ‘Most of them started out as teeny tiny babies, after all.’
- ‘That star is actually a teeny bit older than I am, but not so much as to make a difference.’
- ‘Somehow, his voice made her feel a very, very, very teeny tiny bit of homesickness.’
- ‘I'm a teeny bit lazy and I like it to happen right in front of me.’
- ‘But the ones it affects the most are the teeny babies, premature babies, or ones with lung problems.’
- ‘So someone had the unenviable task of condensing a five decade recording career into one teeny tiny album.’
Early 19th century: variant of tiny.
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