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modicum

[ mod-i-kuh m, moh-di- ]SEE DEFINITION OF modicum

Synonyms for modicum

  • iota
  • ounce
  • shred
  • atom
  • crumb
  • dash
  • drop
  • fraction
  • fragment
  • grain
  • inch
  • jot
  • little
  • minim
  • mite
  • molecule
  • particle
  • pinch
  • scrap
  • smidge
  • speck
  • tinge
  • touch
  • trifle
  • whit
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Antonyms for modicum

  • lot
  • entirety
  • total
  • whole
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MODICUM

And these lucubrations accomplished, we daresay, their modicum of harm.

It was a stone that would please any woman with plenty of money and a modicum of taste.

Certainly, of this modicum of time you cannot afford to waste any portion.

Fortunately the landlord was a man with some modicum of common sense.

If we chose to grow only partridges henceforth, and a modicum of wheat for our own uses?

It consisted only of wet biscuit, a modicum of ham, and a small taste of liquor.

Hence, during windy weather, a modicum of dust is introduced into it.

If it did all this, then we should really have evidence of a modicum of reason.

On the eighth we had cold fowl for breakfast, with a modicum of water.

He found that there was still a modicum of life and its energy within his baggy hide.

WORD ORIGIN

"small quantity or portion," late 15c., Scottish, from Latin modicum "a little," noun use of neuter of modicus "moderate, having a proper measure; ordinary, scanty, small, few," from modus "measure, manner" (see mode (n.1)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MODICUM

atom

nounsmallest part of something

bit

nountiny piece
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