Definition of little adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    little

     adverb
    adverb
    NAmE//ˈlɪt̮l//
     
    (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. 2 a 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.
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