What does smallness mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smallness, littlenessnoun

    the property of having a relatively small size

  2. smallnessnoun

    the property of being a relatively small amount

    "he was attracted by the smallness of the taxes"

  3. smallness, littlenessnoun

    the property of having relatively little strength or vigor

    "the smallness of her voice"

  4. pettiness, littleness, smallnessnoun

    lack of generosity in trifling matters


  1. smallnessnoun

    The state or quality of being small.

  2. smallnessnoun

    The result or product of being small.


  1. smallness

    Smallness is the state, condition, or quality of being small. It can refer to physical size, characterized by limited dimensions or amount, as well as metaphorical size, such as a small amount of something or minor importance, significance, or influence. It can also indicate a lack of power or influence. It is generally the relation of an object or quality that is less than average or usual size, amount, or extent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smallnessnoun

    the quality or state of being small

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smallness in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smallness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of smallness in a Sentence

  1. Author Unknown:

    Desire for security keeps littleness little and threatens the great with smallness.

  2. Eric Siddall:

    George Gascón’sretaliation against two long-standing and highly respected prosecutors for questioning the legality ofGascón’sdirectives, and how those directives put the safety of Los Angeles residents at risk, showsGascón’s lack of leadership, a true leader listens to the experts and works with them.Gascón’s smallness is a problem for the people of Los Angeles County.

  3. Lisa Haisha:

    He understood that being of service to others takes you out of the smallness of your own issues and into the bigger realm of the heart.

  4. William Cobbett:

    It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.

  5. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet:

    The chief proof of mans greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness.

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