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Very small.‘a tiny hummingbird’
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, lilliputiantrivial, trifling, negligible, insignificant, unimportant, minor, of no account, of no consequence, of no importance, not worth bothering about, not worth mentioning, inconsequential, minimal, inappreciable, imperceptible, nugatory, pettytoken, nominalpaltry, inadequate, insufficient, meagre, derisory, pitiful, pathetic, miserableweevest-pocketteeny, teeny-weeny, teensy, teensy-weensy, weeny, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, eensy, eensy-weensy, tiddly, pint-sized, bite-sized, piddling, piffling, measly, mingy, poxytitchylittle-bitty, nickel-and-dimeView synonyms
- ‘Why do we spend so much on things that give us tiny increases in comfort at the expense of so many other people?’
- ‘They are only up to five millimetres long and burrow into the silt in tiny pods.’
- ‘The couple are planning to deck the hallway ceiling with hundreds of tiny lights.’
- ‘If they do then it will revolutionise ideas about how much tiny babies can learn.’
- ‘In different times, we would have known nothing about the tragedy of these tiny lives.’
- ‘The few short frames of that tiny figure in an anorak being led by the hand to his death have become iconic.’
- ‘The soft tissues under the skin are full of tiny blood vessels called capillaries.’
- ‘He's painstakingly twisting tiny hoops of iron wire together to form a shirt of mail.’
- ‘Saffron is made up of tiny filaments that are the dried pollen stigmas of the saffron flower.’
- ‘We can live crowded together in vast cities or as tiny groups in remote deserts.’
- ‘They want to justify creaming off a tiny minority into the top first class institutions.’
- ‘On one wall there are tiny marks where in the past someone pinned up a picture.’
- ‘The end result is that a tiny minority is allowed to lay claim to public opinion.’
- ‘Is this absence of black some kind of sad rebellion being staged within my tiny mind?’
- ‘The instinctive lure of this tiny jewel of land would unerringly bring them back.’
- ‘This was to be exchanged after six weeks for the coveted, customising tiny diamond.’
- ‘Pollen is dust gathered by bees from stamens and collected from the hives as tiny pellets.’
- ‘The railways may be in turmoil, but business is booming for one tiny bus and coach company.’
- ‘All along the river bed, women have dug down and spend hours scooping up water from tiny pools.’
- ‘At the time we were doing this small tour of tiny venues around the UK for hardcore fans.’
Late 16th century: extension of obsolete tine small, diminutive of unknown origin.
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