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whit

 (wĭt, hwĭt)
n.
The least bit; an iota: doesn't give a whit what was said; not a whit afraid.

[Middle English, amount, from Old English wiht; see wight1.]

whit

(wɪt)
n
(usually used with a negative) the smallest particle; iota; jot: he has changed not a whit.
[C15: probably variant of wight1]

Whit

(wɪt)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) See Whitsuntide
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to Whitsuntide

whit

(ʰwɪt, wɪt)

n.
the smallest amount: I don't care a whit.
[1470–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whit - a tiny or scarcely detectable amountwhit - a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

whit

noun bit, drop, piece, trace, scrap, dash, grain, particle, fragment, atom, pinch, shred, crumb, mite, jot, speck, modicum, least bit, iota It does not make one whit of difference what we do.

whit

noun
1. The least bit:
Informal: damn, rap.
Slang: diddly.
Translations
Sekminių pirmadienis

Whit

[wɪt]
A. NPentecostés m
B. CPD [holiday, weekend] → de Pentecostés
Whit Monday Nlunes m de Pentecostés
Whit Sunday Ndía m de Pentecostés
Whit week Nsemana f de Pentecostés

whit

[wɪt] N (o.f. or liter) not a whitni un ápice
without a whit ofsin pizca de
every whit as good asde ningún modo inferior a

Whit

hwɪt] nla Pentecôte

whit

n not a or one whitkeine or nicht eine Spur; (of humour)kein or nicht ein Funke(n); (of truth, common sense)kein or nicht ein Gramm or Körnchen; every whit as goodgenauso gut, (um) keinen Deut schlechter

Whit

[wɪt] (fam)
1. nPentecoste f
2. adj (holiday, weekend) → di Pentecoste

whit

[wɪt] n not a whitneanche un po'
not a whit of truth → neanche un briciolo di verità
the place hasn't changed a whit → il posto non è cambiato affatto or per nulla

Whit

(wit) Whitsun : Whit Sunday . ˈWhit Monday noun
the day after Whit Sunday.
References in classic literature ?
Bhaer paused, outtalked but not one whit convinced, Jo wanted to clap her hands and thank him.
But, for myself, during the whole of my Custom-House experience, moonlight and sunshine, and the glow of firelight, were just alike in my regard; and neither of them was of one whit more avail than the twinkle of a tallow-candle.
There was something new, on the spot, between us, and he was perfectly aware that I recognized it, though, to enable me to do so, he had no need to look a whit less candid and charming than usual.
Nor does Hogarth, in painting the same scene in his own Perseus Descending, make out one whit better.
But then there were some sceptical Greeks and Romans, who, standing out from the orthodox pagans of their times, equally doubted the story of Hercules and the whale, and Arion and the dolphin; and yet their doubting those traditions did not make those traditions one whit the less facts, for all that.
As, according to her own statement, this surgical operation was a matter of daily occurrence in the cabin, the declaration no whit abated the merriment, till every one had roared and tumbled and danced themselves down to a state of composure.
Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents on injustice.
Not because his troubles were one whit less heavy and bitter to him than a man's are to a man, but because a new and powerful interest bore them down and drove them out of his mind for the time -- just as men's misfortunes are forgotten in the excite- ment of new enterprises.
His person showed marks of habitual neglect, his dress was slovenly; and yet there was something in the presence of the old Squire distinguishable from that of the ordinary farmers in the parish, who were perhaps every whit as refined as he, but, having slouched their way through life with a consciousness of being in the vicinity of their "betters", wanted that self-possession and authoritativeness of voice and carriage which belonged to a man who thought of superiors as remote existences with whom he had personally little more to do than with America or the stars.
The carriage of her head was no whit less noble than the queenly carriage of her limbs, and her glorious chestnut hair, full of warm tints of gold, was massed in a sumptuous simplicity above a neck that would have made an average woman's fortune.
Now, however, no whit anticipating the oblivion which awaited their names and feats, the champions advanced through the lists, restraining their fiery steeds, and compelling them to move slowly, while, at the same time, they exhibited their paces, together with the grace and dexterity of the riders.
Just before him Tom lay motionless upon the sward; but the murderer minded him not a whit, cleansing his blood-stained knife the while upon a wisp of grass.