1 little, tiny, short, diminutive, petite, mignon(ne), wee, teeny, elfin, Lilliputian, midget, miniature, minute, minuscule, baby, bantam, pocket(-sized), mini; undersized, immature, young, under age; Colloq pint-sized, US peewee:
She was once small enough to fit into a size 7. When I was very small, my father took me to my first cricket match
2 slight, secondary, insignificant, trivial, inconsequential, lesser, puny, negligible, minor, trifling, unimportant, paltry, nugatory:
The opinions of other people were not of the smallest importance to him
3 unimaginative, shallow, unoriginal, mundane, everyday, limited, unprofound, uninspired, commonplace, matter-of-fact, flat, two-dimensional:
With their small minds they were incapable of fully appreciating the scope of the project
4 skimpy, niggardly, stingy, uncharitable, ungenerous, scanty, meagre, cheap, petty, parsimonious, grudging, stinting, selfish, miserly, tight, tight-fisted, close-fisted, close; poor, insignificant, inadequate, insufficient, unsatisfactory, negligible, trifling, humble, small-scale, modest, unpretentious, Colloq piddling, measly:
With all your money, it was very small of you not to contribute more to the scholarship fund. We all thought their cheque was too small.
5 insignificant, limited, negligible, trifling, tiny; little, minor, diminished, reduced, slight:
Only a small number of people came to the opening night. It was small consolation to be told that he had come a good second
6 feel small. feel embarrassed or ashamed or shamed or humiliated or foolish, feel discomfited or disconcerted or uncomfortable, feel mortified or chagrined, Colloq feel put down:
Doreen always managed to make some remark that made Andrew feel small.