small indefinite quantity


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Noun1.small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
helping, serving, portion - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
mouthful, taste - a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it"
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity
crumb - a very small quantity of something; "he gave only a crumb of information about his plans"; "there were few crumbs of comfort in the report"
dab, splatter, splash - a small quantity of something moist or liquid; "a dab of paint"; "a splatter of mud"; "just a splash of whiskey"
bit, spot - a small piece or quantity of something; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"; "a bit of lint"; "I gave him a bit of my mind"
hairsbreadth, hair's-breadth, whisker, hair - a very small distance or space; "they escaped by a hair's-breadth"; "they lost the election by a whisker"
modicum - a small or moderate or token amount; "England still expects a modicum of eccentricity in its artists"- Ian Jack
scattering, sprinkling - a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly; "the first scatterings of green"; "a sprinkling of grey at his temples"
shoe string, shoestring - a small amount of money; "he managed it on a shoestring"
spray, spraying - a quantity of small objects flying through the air; "a spray of bullets"
nose - a small distance; "my horse lost the race by a nose"
stone's throw, step - a short distance; "it's only a step to the drugstore"
little - a small amount or duration; "he accepted the little they gave him"
schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik - (Yiddish) a little; a piece; "give him a shtik cake"; "he's a shtik crazy"; "he played a shtik Beethoven"
tad, shade - a slight amount or degree of difference; "a tad too expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "the new model is a shade better than the old one"
lower limit, minimum - the smallest possible quantity
morsel - a small quantity of anything; "a morsel of paper was all he needed"
handful, smattering - a small number or amount; "only a handful of responses were received"
couple - a small indefinite number; "he's coming for a couple of days"
drib, driblet, drop - a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid); "he had a drop too much to drink"; "a drop of each sample was analyzed"; "there is not a drop of pity in that man"; "years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling
dollop - a small measure (usually of food)
dreg - a small amount of residue
diddley, diddly, diddlyshit, diddly-shit, diddlysquat, diddly-squat, doodly-squat, jack, squat, shit - a small worthless amount; "you don't know jack"
nip, shot - a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey"
trace, suggestion, hint - a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
iota, scintilla, shred, smidge, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, tittle, whit - a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
tot - a small amount (especially of a drink); "a tot of rum"
mite, soupcon, tinge, jot, hint, pinch, speck, touch - a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
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