small indefinite quantity
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|Noun||1.||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"
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"
nose - a small distance; "my horse lost the race by a nose"
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"
morsel - a small quantity of anything; "a morsel of paper was all he needed"
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, diddlysquat, diddly-squat, doodly-squat, jack, squat - a small worthless amount; "you don't know jack"
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"