littler Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite small or little relative to something else
  2. adjective limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    small; little.
    • a little dining room
    • a little house
    • a small car
    • a little (or small) group
  3. adjective (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some
    little; slight.
    • little rain fell in May
    • gave it little thought
    • little time is left
    • we still have little money
    • a little hope remained
    • there's slight chance that it will work
    • there's a slight chance it will work
  4. adjective satellite (of children and animals) young, immature
    small; little.
    • what a big little boy you are
    • small children
  5. adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; piffling; niggling; trivial; piddling; fiddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  6. adjective satellite (of a voice) faint
    small; little.
    • a little voice
    • a still small voice
  7. adjective low in stature; not tall
    little; short.
    • he was short and stocky
    • short in stature
    • a short smokestack
    • a little man
  8. adjective satellite lowercase
    small; little; minuscule.
    • little a
    • small a
    • e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters
  9. adjective satellite small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context)
    • a nice little job
    • bless your little heart
    • my dear little mother
    • a sweet little deal
    • I'm tired of your petty little schemes
    • filthy little tricks
    • what a nasty little situation