Expressions using Themes (e.g. Collocations, IELTS, Business English)

Exam Vocabulary and Synonyms for Small

On this page, you will find lists of words to help you expand your vocabulary related to the word ‘small’. There are nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs, so you will learn how to put stronger sentences together with more sophisticated language. Practicing forming sentences in this way is particularly good if you are preparing for exams, such as IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, SAT, LSAT, Civil Services, and Banking.

Example Sentence Showing Synonyms and Different Word Forms:

The error was miniscule (adjective) in the large scheme of things, but it still looked unprofessional. It was a minor (adjective) oversight on the part of his Line Manager, so the CEO was only slightly (adverb) upset. He warned his staff to keep an eye on the minutiae (noun) in future.

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HOW TO USE OUR SYNONYM TABLES:

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

In this column, you will find words that you will come across in everyday English, and which are even suitable for exams like IELTS or TOEFL.

In this column, you will find words that are likely to be asked in more Advanced Exams, such as GRE, MBA, SAT/LSAT, Civil Service, Banks, etc.

*An asterisk means that this word is less popular in everyday English than the other words in the list.

 

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Some Nouns for Something Small

(e.g. examine the minutiae; we need to get down to the nitty-gritty)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

miniature

minutiae (small details)

runt

nitty-gritty (small details)

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Some Adjectives for Describing Something As Small

(e.g. a tiny amount of something; they won by a narrow margin; she has a petite figure)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

tiny

liliputian

teeny

diminutive

puny

little

short

lesser

narrow

meagre

limited

slight

modest

petite

minor

wee (slang)

cramped

undersized

mini

bitty (itty-bitty)

microscopic

negligible

inconsiderable

insignificant

miniature

miniscule

trivial

scanty

pitiful

minimal

*paltry

*trifling

*minute

*piddling

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Adverbs for Describing How Small Something Is

(e.g. it was slightly embarrassing; the girl was very scantily dressed; he was modestly compensated for the inconvenience)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

slightly

scantily

modestly

narrowly

inconsiderably

insignificantly

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