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[smaw-lish] /ˈsmɔ lɪʃ/
rather small.
Origin of smallish
1325-75; Middle English; see small, -ish1 Unabridged
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  • And the smallish screen made everything seem a bit cramped.
  • We find a lot of society in a smallish geographic space.
  • But by and large, these comments felt smallish to me, and were accompanied by a fair amount of talk on deficit-cutting.
  • It's unfolding in smallish chunks in a series of tight feedback cycles.
  • The rear seatbacks fold down, expanding a smallish luggage space otherwise accessible only via the hatchback.
  • And this was in a smallish kitchen that always had smoke and smells.
  • And it emits from one smallish spot, diminishing with distance by the inverse-square law.
  • The first two show a smallish buck with a scrubby four-point antler on one side and a forked nub on the other.
  • It's an easy bird to identify with its big blue-gray shaggy crest atop a proportionally oversized head on a smallish body.
Word Origin and History for smallish

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

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