1 small, short, slight, tiny, minute, diminutive, miniature, mini, baby, doll-sized, undersized, dwarf, midget, pygmy, elfin, toy, bantam, petite, wee, infinitesimal, minuscule, Lilliputian, teeny, teeny-weeny, teensy-weensy, itty-bitty, itsy-bitsy, microscopic:
I live in a little house. A little red-faced man suddenly appeared. They sat drinking coffee out of little white cups
2 young, small, youthful:
You are asking a lot from a little boy.
3 small, sparse, skimpy, meagre, scant, insufficient, inadequate, not enough, scanty, barely or hardly any:
A little crowd gathered round us. You will get little help from her. There's too little milk for us to make custard
4 short, brief:
We had only a little time together before he was sent overseas.
5 trifling, trivial, small, minor, petty, paltry, insignificant, inconsiderable, unimportant, inconsequential, negligible:
He seemed to consider my safety of little importance. He does a little business on the side. You are too concerned about little things.
6 small(-minded), petty, picayune, mean, ungenerous, illiberal, cheap, narrow(-minded), unimaginative, shallow:
What is going on in his cunning little brain?
7 seldom, rarely, hardly ever, scarcely:
I travel very little these days.
8 (but or only) slightly, barely, hardly, scarcely, no, not any, not much:
She arrived with little more than what she was wearing.
9 scarcely, hardly:
Little does he care whether he wins his wager.
10 bit, dab, dollop, particle, spoonful, taste, thimbleful, speck, spot, scrap, crumb, particle, Colloq smidgen or smidgin:
If you could spare me a little of your time, I'd be grateful.