American English

Definition of little adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (less, least)
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  1. 1not much; only slightly He is little known as an artist. I slept very little last night. Little did I know that this spelled the end of my career.
  2. 2a little (bit) to a small degree She seemed a little afraid of going inside. These shoes are a little (bit) too big for me. (formal) She felt tired and more than a little worried.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: little