modicum


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mod·i·cum

 (mŏd′ĭ-kəm)
n.
A small amount of something: "England still expects a modicum of eccentricity in its artists" (Ian Jack).

[Middle English, from Latin, from neuter of modicus, moderate, from modus, measure; see med- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

modicum

(ˈmɒdɪkəm)
n
a small amount or portion
[C15: from Latin: a little way, from modicus moderate]

mod•i•cum

(ˈmɒd ɪ kəm)

n.
a moderate or small amount.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin, n. use of neuter of modicus moderate]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.modicum - a small or moderate or token amountmodicum - a small or moderate or token amount; "England still expects a modicum of eccentricity in its artists"- Ian Jack
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

modicum

noun little, bit, drop, touch, inch, scrap, dash, grain, particle, fragment, atom, pinch, ounce, shred, small amount, crumb, tinge, mite, tad (informal, chiefly U.S.), speck, iota I like to think I've had a modicum of success.

modicum

noun
Translations
قَليل
trocha
smule
kis mennyiség
ögn; lítilræîi; lágmark
mazumiņš
azıcıkküçük miktar

modicum

[ˈmɒdɪkəm] N a modicum ofun mínimo de

modicum

[ˈmɒdɪkəm] n
a modicum of → un minimum de

modicum

n a modicum (of)ein wenig, ein bisschen; with a modicum of luckmit ein wenig or mit einem Quäntchen Glück; a modicum of hope/intelligenceein Funke m(von) Hoffnung/Intelligenz; a modicum of truthein Körnchen ntWahrheit

modicum

[ˈmɒdɪkəm] n a modicum ofun minimo di

modicum

(ˈmodikəm) noun
a small quantity.
References in classic literature ?
Hunger was pushed out of the tall houses, in the wretched clothing that hung upon poles and lines; Hunger was patched into them with straw and rag and wood and paper; Hunger was repeated in every fragment of the small modicum of firewood that the man sawed off; Hunger stared down from the smokeless chimneys, and started up from the filthy street that had no offal, among its refuse, of anything to eat.
I kept another small loaf, and a modicum of cheese, on a particular shelf of a particular cupboard, to make my supper on when I came back at night.
Cold, light, and selfish in the last resort, he had that modicum of prudence, miscalled morality, which keeps a man from inconvenient drunkenness or punishable theft.
Only a scanty modicum of daylight entered to war with the trembling rays of the ikon lamp.
He had been obliged to fight the farm and his father for even a modicum of them--the things that made life worth living.
But to stand working slowly in a field, and feel the creep of rain-water, first in legs and shoulders, then on hips and head, then at back, front, and sides, and yet to work on till the leaden light diminishes and marks that the sun is down, demands a distinct modicum of stoicism, even of valour.
Had the modicum been less, I should have known my duty.
Her modicum of strength had been exhausted, and she was unable even to move from her position.
And others are proud of their modicum of righteousness, and for the sake of it do violence to all things: so that the world is drowned in their unrighteousness.
Large sums of money, due at a certain time, were wanted by Percival (I say nothing of the modicum equally necessary to myself), and the one source to look to for supplying them was the fortune of his wife, of which not one farthing was at his disposal until her death.
Joe, you got it wrong saying Clegg sold his political soul for a modicum of power.
Greg claims the series is based on his own life - albeit with a modicum of artistic licence.