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smallish

[smaw-lish] /ˈsmɔ lɪʃ/
adjective
1.
rather small.
Origin of smallish
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see small, -ish1
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  • Low-type savages of smallish stature, and of little better intelligence than the predatory creatures who roamed the wild.

    The Triumph of John Kars Ridgwell Cullum
  • Bob thought it was a smallish island with little bushes on it.

    Chasing the Sun R.M. Ballantyne
  • I remember it was a smallish stone about the size of a hen's egg.

    The Light in the Clearing Irving Bacheller
  • I saw a child, a little girl, smallish and thin; a priest was with her.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • His feet were in rough muddy brogans, but even so they were smallish and shapely.

    Bonaventure George Washington Cable
Word Origin and History for smallish
adj.

late 14c., from small (adj.) + -ish.

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