1. [syn: shred, scintilla, whit, iota, tittle, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, smidge]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Whit \Whit\, n. [OE. wight, wiht, AS. wiht a creature, a thing.
See Wight, and cf. Aught, Naught.]
The smallest part or particle imaginable; a bit; a jot; an
iota; -- generally used in an adverbial phrase in a negative
sentence. "Samuel told him every whit." --1 Sam. iii. 18.
"Every whit as great." --South.
So shall I no whit be behind in duty. --Shak.
It does not me a whit displease. --Cowley.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a tiny or scarcely detectable amount [syn: shred,
scintilla, whit, iota, tittle, smidgen,
smidgeon, smidgin, smidge]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "whit":
ace, atom, bit, dab, damn, dole, dot, dram, dribble, driblet,
dwarf, farthing, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, gobbet, grain, granule,
groat, hair, handful, hoot, iota, jot, little, little bit, lota,
minim, minimum, minutiae, mite, modicum, molecule, mote, nutshell,
ounce, particle, pebble, pinch, pittance, point, scruple, shred,
smidgen, smitch, speck, spoonful, spot, thimbleful, tiny bit,
tittle, trifling amount, trivia, whoop