SMALL, little; diminutive &c. (small in size) [See Littleness]; minute, miniature, minikin; fine; inconsiderable, dribbling, paltry (unimportant) [See Unimportance]; faint (weak) [See Weakness]; slender, light, slight, scanty, scant, limited; meager (insufficient) [See Insufficiency]; sparing; few [See Fewness]; low; soso or so-so or so so [colloq.], middling, tolerable, no great shakes [slang]; below par, under par, below the mark, under the mark; at a low ebb; halfway; moderate, modest; tender, subtle.
INAPPRECIABLE, evanescent, infinitesimal, homeopathic or homopathic, very small; atomic, corpuscular, microscopic, molecular; skin-deep.
MERE, simple, sheer, stark, bare; near run. DULL, petty, shallow, stolid, phlegmatic, unintelligent; Botian, ungifted [See Imbecility. Folly].
[IN A SMALL DEGREE] to a small extent, on a small scale; a little, a wee bit; slightly &c. adj.; imperceptibly; miserably, wretchedly; insufficiently [See Insufficiency]; imperfectly; faintly [See Weakness]; passably, pretty well, well enough.
[IN A CERTAIN OR LIMITED DEGREE] partially, in part; in a certain degree, to a certain degree; to a certain extent; comparatively; some, rather, middling [colloq.]; in some degree, in some measure; something, somewhat; simply, only, purely, merely; at least, at the least, at most, at the most; ever so little, as little as may be, tant soit peu [F.], in ever so small a degree; thus far, pro tanto [L.], within bounds, in a manner, after a fashion.
ALMOST, nearly, well-nigh, short of, not quite, all but; near upon, close upon; peu sen faut [F.], near the mark; within an ace of, within an inch of; on the brink of; scarcely, hardly, barely, only just, no more than.
[IN AN UNCERTAIN DEGREE] about, thereabouts, somewhere about, nearly, say; be the same more or less, be the same little more or less.
[IN NO DEGREE] noway or noways, nowise, not at all, not in the least, not a bit, not a bit of it, not a whit, not a jot, not a shadow; in no wise, in no respect; by no means, by no manner of means; on no account, at no hand.
Dare pondus idonea fumo.Persius
Magno conatu magnas nugas.Terence
Small sands the mountain, moments make the year.Young