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See definition of few on Dictionary.com
  • adj.hardly any
  • pron.scarcely any

synonyms for few

  • lean
  • less
  • middling
  • minor
  • minority
  • minute
  • petty
  • scanty
  • scattering
  • short
  • slight
  • trifling
  • exiguous
  • few and far between
  • imperceptible
  • inconsequential
  • inconsiderable
  • infrequent
  • insufficient
  • meager
  • negligible
  • not many
  • not too many
  • occasional
  • paltry
  • piddling
  • rare
  • scant
  • scarce
  • scarcely any
  • scattered
  • seldom
  • semioccasional
  • skimpy
  • slender
  • slim
  • some
  • sparse
  • sporadic
  • stingy
  • straggling
  • thin
  • uncommon
  • unfrequent
  • widely spaced
See also synonyms for: fews
  • several
  • some
  • scattering
  • smattering
  • spattering
  • sprinkling
  • not many
  • not too many
  • slim pickings
  • small number
  • smatter
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antonyms for few

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  • big
  • consequential
  • fat
  • important
  • large
  • major
  • significant
  • tall
  • thick
  • useful
  • many
  • much
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How to use few in a sentence

And she would be wearing some of the jewels with the white dress—just a few, not many, of course.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
So after a few minutes I remarked to him, "Everything tastes very sweet out of this spoon!"
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Drowned every few seconds by our tremendous salvoes, this more nervous noise crept back insistently into our ears in the interval.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Few people, I think, realize that, and fewer still realize the reasonable consequences of that.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Moreover, most of the burrows were only a few feet apart and no agonistic behavior was witnessed.
SUMMER BIRDS FROM THE YUCATAN PENINSULAERWIN E. KLAAS
The associations of place recall her strange interview with Mr. Longcluse but a few months before.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
A few, very few, little dots had run back over that green patch—the others had passed down into the world of darkness.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
It is to be remembered, however, that a few of these bacteria may reach the sputum from the upper air-passages.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The enemy were pursued and annoyed by a few hundred of the citizens under Wooster and Arnold; the former was killed.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FEW

  • few
  • scattering
  • small number
  • smattering
  • some
  • spattering
  • sprinkling
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.