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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
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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 ?
The people assembled; Mahomet called the hill to come to him, again and again; and when the hill stood still, he was never a whit abashed, but said, If the hill will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will go to the hill.
But Pearl, not a whit startled at her mother's threats any more than mollified by her entreaties, now suddenly burst into a fit of passion, gesticulating violently, and throwing her small figure into the most extravagant contortions She accompanied this wild outbreak with piercing shrieks, which the woods reverberated on all sides, so that, alone as she was in her childish and unreasonable wrath, it seemed as if a hidden multitude were lending her their sympathy and encouragement.
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.
At first the thing was merry and pleasant enough; but when it had gone on a while, and there seemed to be no end of playing or dancing, they began to cry out, and beg him to leave off; but he stopped not a whit the more for their entreaties, till the judge not only gave him his life, but promised to return him the hundred florins.
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.
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.
Master Nicholas, the village barber, however, used to say that neither of them came up to the Knight of Phoebus, and that if there was any that could compare with him it was Don Galaor, the brother of Amadis of Gaul, because he had a spirit that was equal to every occasion, and was no finikin knight, nor lachrymose like his brother, while in the matter of valour he was not a whit behind him.
They walked about the garden paths with thoughts of their own concerns entirely uppermost, bringing their actions at every moment in jarring collision with the dim ghosts behind them, talking as though the time when Tess lived there were not one whit intenser in story than now.
The prince, who generally kept very strictly to social distinctions and rarely admitted even important government officials to his table, had unexpectedly selected Michael Ivanovich (who always went into a corner to blow his nose on his checked handkerchief) to illustrate the theory that all men are equals, and had more than once impressed on his daughter that Michael Ivanovich was "not a whit worse than you or I.
Well,' answered she, no whit abashed, 'I know I COULD clear a five-barred gate, if I tried, and papa WILL say I may hunt, and mamma WILL order the habit when I ask it.
He was a mighty beast, mightily muscled, and the urge that has made males fight since the dawn of life on earth filled him with the blood-lust and the thirst to slay; but not one whit less did it fill me with the same primal passions.