What is the opposite of big?

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Adjective
Opposite for of great size or scale
“He gambled away his life savings and was then forced to live in a small, run-down apartment.”
Adjective
Opposite for of considerable importance or seriousness
“This is an insignificant issue which can be resolved at a later date.”
Adjective
Opposite for grown-up
“Bobby had just turned eighteen and was no longer considered one of the young boys.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite for on an ambitiously large scale
“I only have small and humble plans for this website.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite for very popular or successful
“This style of clothing is dated and unpopular in New York at the moment.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite for principled or generous
“It's very selfish of you to abandon me in my time of need.”
Adjective
Opposite for physically well-built
“He pondered whether to start going to the gym after noticing his slight frame in the mirror.”
Adjective
Opposite for fat or overweight
“She had grown quite thin after months of cutting her calories.”
Adjective
Opposite for having significant influence
“The programmer considered himself to be holding only an ancillary position in the large company.”
Adjective
Opposite for showing great enthusiasm
“My sister is indifferent towards Justin Bieber's music.”
Adjective
Opposite for being of prime importance above all others
“The secondary issue for us will be to increase profits in the short term.”
Adjective
Opposite for having a concentration of some characteristic
“The pasta was lacking in flavor due to a rather diluted sauce.”
Adjective
Opposite for showy in speech
“He liked using simple words to ensure that he could be easily understood.”
Adverb
Opposite for in a boasting manner
“He would always speak humbly to avoid drawing attention to himself.”
Adverb
Opposite for on a large scale, expansively
“Thinking small is not going to impress the investors.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite for genetically well-endowed
“You limp-haired, underendowed, flirtatiously challenged drones.”
Noun
(informal, rare, usually used in plural form) Opposite for one of high importance or significance within a group
“The errand boy was a nobody in the company.”
Adjective
(archaic) Opposite for in a late stage of pregnancy
“She was nonpregnant and without a child.”
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