smallish


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

small

 (smôl)
adj. small·er, small·est
1.
a. Being below average in size: a small car.
b. Being below average in quantity or extent: a small donation; a small project.
2. Limited in importance or significance; trivial: a small matter.
3. Having limited position, influence, or status; minor: "A crowd of small writers had vainly attempted to rival Addison" (Thomas Macaulay).
4. Unpretentious; modest: made a small living; helped the cause in my own small way.
5. Not fully grown; very young: a small child.
6. Narrow in outlook; petty: a small mind.
7. Having been belittled; humiliated: Their comments made me feel small.
8. Diluted; weak. Used of alcoholic beverages.
9. Lacking force or volume: a small voice.
10. Lowercase: Type the password in small letters.
adv.
1. In small pieces: Cut the meat up small.
2. Without loudness or forcefulness; softly.
3. In a small manner.
n.
1. A part that is smaller or narrower than the rest: the small of the back.
2. smalls
a. Small things considered as a group.
b. Chiefly British Small items of clothing.

[Middle English smal, from Old English smæl.]

small′ish adj.
small′ness n.
Synonyms: small, diminutive, little, miniature, minuscule, minute2, petite, tiny, wee1
These adjectives mean being notably below the average in size or magnitude: a small house; diminutive in stature; little hands; a miniature camera; a minuscule amount of rain; minute errors; a petite figure; tiny feet; a wee puppy.
Antonym: large
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.smallish - rather small
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"

smallish

adjective
Notably below average in amount, size, or scope:
Translations

smallish

[ˈsmɔːlɪʃ] ADJmás bien pequeño, más bien chico

smallish

[ˈsmɔːlɪʃ] adjplutôt petit(e), assez petit(e)small-minded [ˌsmɔːlˈmaɪndɪd] adj [person] → à l'esprit étroit
their small-minded attitude → leur étroitesse d'espritsmall-mindedness [ˌsmɔːlˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] nétroitesse f d'esprit

smallish

adj(eher) kleiner; he is smallisher ist eher klein; a smallish number of something/peopleeine geringe Anzahl an etw (dat)/von Leuten

smallish

[ˈsmɔːlɪʃ] adjpiccolino/a
References in classic literature ?
He pointed to a smallish, dark, well-dressed man who was bustling along the other side of the road.
Suddenly a smallish dog seized my left thigh with its teeth and would not let go.
It was black with a smallish head, long body with a trailing tail.
Which product is best for sticking a smallish plastic place sign to a brick wall?
For me, the best of all worlds are spirea, smallish, easily maintained plants that grow anywhere, with pretty pink or white spring and summer flowers.
Judge Roderick Henderson said Pritesh Patel had "put his hand in the till" and had taken a "signicant" amount of the metal from a smallish business with small margins.
Team it with delicate earrings, cinch in the waist with a skinny belt and carry a smallish clutch to keep it polished, like a glossy bohemian princess.
But I also suggest you create carpets of one variety of plant in each area, rather than dot a lot of different ones around a smallish space.
Dice the chicken breast into smallish pieces, dip into the flour mix, then the egg mix then back into the flour.
Now thanks to the council's introduction of smallish brown bins we can put out any food waste for collection without fear of it being spread all over the pavement.
MY WEEK Punting week Severely curtailed by hard drive crashing, but was up and (partly) running by Saturday when smallish stakes on winners Big City Man and Desert Sea only gave a small profit thanks to bigger stakes on heartache horses Kandidate and Sweet Lightning Thought for the week Back up your computer at regular intervals Song lyric of the week Christy Moore's take on ladies' day at Galway in The Ballad of Ruby Walsh: "Thursday is the ladies' day and the women all look smashing; They're lashing on the lipstick Philip Tracy's all the fashion; You can see the liposuction the botox and augmentation; Brazilian haircuts the colonic irrigation.
Apart from the super-striking 1 D and 2 O, which should make mega money, for a lot less you could have DOT 1Y, reserved at pounds 700, F1 BBS at pounds 1,000, LUK 1Y at pounds 1,000, PEG 1T at pounds 700, OLD 800T at pounds 350 or TOO 81G at a smallish pounds 500.