Definition of littleness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɪtlnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪtlnəs//
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  1. 1the fact of being not important or not powerful We are aware of our littleness in the scheme of things. opposite greatness (1)
  2. 2the fact of being too concerned with things that are not important and unable to understand the things that are the littleness of his mind
  3. 3the quality of being small or smaller than others the littleness of her hands and feet Littleness in this meaning is very rare ; it is much more usual to talk about the small size of something than its ‘littleness’.