Lenten fare, abjectness, abominableness, atrociousness, austerity, authoritarianism, baseness, bearishness, beggarliness, bigotry, bitchiness, blind side, blind spot, blinders, cantankerousness, cheapness, churlishness, closed mind, coarseness, commonness, commonplaceness, contemptibility, contemptibleness, crabbedness, cramped ideas, crankiness, crossness, crumminess, crustiness, cussedness, daintiness, debasement, deficiency, degradation, delicacy, depravity, despicableness, devilment, devilry, deviltry, diminutiveness, disagreeability, enormity, evil intent, excitability, execrableness, exiguity, exiguousness, failure, fanaticism, fewness, foulness, fourth-rateness, fractiousness, fulsomeness, gaudiness, grossness, harmfulness, hatefulness, heinousness, helotism, helotry, hideboundness, homeliness, huffiness, huffishness, humbleness, humility, ignobility, illiberality, imperfection, inadequacy, incompetence, inconsequentiality, inconsiderableness, inferiority, inferiorness, ingloriousness, iniquitousness, innocuousness, insignificance, insufficiency, insularism, insularity, invidiousness, irascibility, irritability, jejuneness, jejunity, leanness, little-mindedness, littleness, lowlihood, lowliness, lowness, maladroitness, maleficence, malice, malice aforethought, malice prepense, maliciousness, malignance, malignancy, malignity, meagerness, mean mind, mediocrity, meekness, menialness, meretriciousness, meritlessness, minginess, minuteness, miserableness, miserliness, moderateness, modesty, monstrousness, narrow sympathies, narrow views, narrow-mindedness, narrowness, nastiness, nearsightedness, nefariousness, niggardliness, noxiousness, obnoxiousness, odiousness, odium theologicum, ordinariness, orneriness, paltriness, parochialism, parsimony, penuriousness, peonage, perversity, pettiness, petty mind, picayunishness, pitiableness, pitifulness, plainness, plebeianism, pokiness, poorness, provincialism, puniness, purblindness, rankness, sadness, scabbiness, scantiness, scantness, scrawniness, scrimpiness, scrubbiness, scruffiness, scumminess, scurviness, second-rateness, serfdom, servility, shabbiness, shoddiness, shortsightedness, shut mind, simpleness, skimpiness, slavery, slavishness, slenderness, slightness, slim pickings, slimness, smallness, snappishness, sordidness, sorriness, spareness, squalor, stinginess, straitlacedness, stuffiness, submissiveness, subnormality, subservience, subserviency, teachableness, testiness, thinness, third-rateness, tininess, triviality, ugliness, uncatholicity, ungenerousness, unimportance, unmagnanimousness, unpretentiousness, unskillfulness, unworthiness, vileness, vulgarity, waspishness, wickedness, worthlessness, wretchedness
smallness, littleness, tenuity, paucity, fewness, meanness
, insignificance (unimportance), mediocrity, moderation, small quantity, modicum, trace, hint, minimum, vanishing point, material point, atom, particle, molecule, corpuscle, point, speck, dot, mote, jot, iota, ace, minutiae, details, look, thought, idea, soupcon, dab, dight, whit, tittle, shade, shadow, spark, scintilla, gleam, touch, cast, grain, scruple, granule, globule, minim, sup, sip, sop, spice, drop, droplet, sprinkling, dash, morceau, screed, smack, tinge, tincture, inch, patch, scantling, tatter, cantlet, flitter, gobbet, mite, bit, morsel, crumb, seed, fritter, shive, snip, snippet, snick, snack, snatch, slip, scrag, chip, chipping, shiver, sliver, driblet, clipping, paring, shaving, hair, nutshell, thimbleful, spoonful, handful, capful, mouthful, fragment, fraction, drop in the ocean, animalcule, trifle, mere nothing, next to nothing, hardly anything, just enough to swear by, the shadow of a shade, finiteness, finite quantity, small, little, diminutive, minute, fine, inconsiderable, paltry, faint, slender, light, slight, scanty, scant, limited, meager, sparing, few, low, so-so, middling, tolerable, no great shakes, below par, under par, below the mark, at a low ebb, halfway, moderate, modest, tender, subtle, inappreciable, evanescent, infinitesimal, homeopathic, very small, atomic, corpuscular, microscopic, molecular, subatomic, mere, simple, sheer, stark, bare, near run, dull, petty, shallow, stolid, ungifted, unintelligent, to a small extent, on a small scale, a little bit, a wee bit, slightly, imperceptibly, miserably, wretchedly, insufficiently, imperfectly, faintly, passably, pretty well, well enough, partially, in part, in a certain degree, to a certain degree, to a certain extent, comparatively, some, rather 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, in ever so small a degree, thus far, pro tanto, within bounds, in a manner, after a fashion, so to speak, almost, nearly, well-nigh, short of, not quite, all but, near upon, close upon, peu s'en faut, near the mark, within an ace of, within an inch of, on the brink of, scarcely, hardly, barely, only just, no more than, about, thereabouts, somewhere about, nearly, say, be the same, be little more or less, no ways, no way, no wise, 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, magno conatu magnas nugas, small sands the mountain, moments make the year.
selfishness, self-love, self-indulgence, self-worship, self-interest, egotism, egoism, amour propre, nepotism, worldliness, world wisdom, illiberality, meanness
, time-pleaser, time-server, tuft- hunter, fortune-hunter, jobber, worldling, egotist, egoist, monopolist, nepotist, dog in the manger, charity that begins at home, canis in praesepi, foes to nobleness, temporizer, trimmer, selfish, self-seeking, self-indulgent, self-interested, self- centered, wrapped up in self, wrapt up in self, centered in self, egotistic, egotistical, egoistical, illiberal, mean, ungenerous, narrow-minded, mercenary, venal, covetous, unspiritual, earthly, earthly-minded, mundane, worldly, worldly- minded, worldly-wise, timeserving, interested, alieni appetens sui profusus, ungenerously, to gain some private ends, from interested motives, apres nous le deluge.