What Is Another Way to Say “Little”?

Looking for synonyms for little? We’ve got you covered!

Here’s a list of other ways to say little.

  • Small
  • Tiny
  • Miniature
  • Petite
  • Minute
  • Limited
  • Slight
  • Minor
  • Insignificant
  • Minimal
  • Few
  • Diminutive
  • Minuscule
  • Infinitesimal
  • Short
  • Trivial
  • Negligible
  • Meager
  • Scant
  • Sparse

Want to learn how to say little professionally? Keep reading for examples and use cases.

1. Small

Appropriate Use: Referring to size or amount, smaller than average.
Example: “The company offered a small discount to its first-time customers.”

2. Tiny

Appropriate Use: Very small in size or amount.
Example: “The new microchips are tiny but incredibly powerful.”

3. Miniature

Appropriate Use: A much smaller than usual version of something.
Example: “The engineer developed a miniature model of the proposed design.”

4. Petite

Appropriate Use: Small and slender, often used to describe a person’s physique.
Example: “The clothing line caters to petite sizes for women.”

5. Minute

Appropriate Use: Extremely small, tiny.
Example: “The laboratory is capable of detecting minute amounts of contaminants.”

6. Limited

Appropriate Use: Small in quantity, duration, or extent.
Example: “The seminar offers limited seating, so early registration is advised.”

7. Slight

Appropriate Use: Small in degree; not much.
Example: “There was only a slight increase in production costs this quarter.”

8. Minor

Appropriate Use: Lesser in importance, seriousness, or significance.
Example: “The project encountered a few minor setbacks but is still on schedule.”

9. Insignificant

Appropriate Use: Too small or unimportant to be worth consideration.
Example: “The budget adjustments had an insignificant impact on the overall financial plan.”

10. Minimal

Appropriate Use: Smallest in amount, least possible.
Example: “The new procedure ensures minimal environmental impact.”

11. Few

Appropriate Use: Not many, a small number of.
Example: “Only a few applicants met the criteria for the position.”

12. Diminutive

Appropriate Use: Extremely or unusually small.
Example: “The diminutive device is perfect for compact spaces.”

13. Minuscule

Appropriate Use: Extremely small; tiny.
Example: “The company faced a minuscule risk of data breach due to advanced security measures.”

14. Infinitesimal

Appropriate Use: Exceedingly small; so small as to be almost immeasurable.
Example: “The chemical reaction depends on the presence of infinitesimal amounts of the catalyst.”

15. Short

Appropriate Use: Small in length, duration, or extent.
Example: “The meeting was unusually short, lasting only 15 minutes.”

16. Trivial

Appropriate Use: Of little value or importance.
Example: “Most employees are not concerned with the trivial details of the office redesign.”

17. Negligible

Appropriate Use: So small or unimportant as to be not worth considering; insignificant.
Example: “The cost difference between the two suppliers is negligible.”

18. Meager

Appropriate Use: Lacking in quantity or quality; small.
Example: “The research team had to make do with a meager budget.”

19. Scant

Appropriate Use: Barely sufficient or adequate.
Example: “Resources were scant during the project’s initial phase.”

20. Sparse

Appropriate Use: Thinly dispersed or scattered; not dense or crowded.
Example: “The consultant noticed sparse attendance at the training sessions.”

Linda Brown