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Synonyms for few

a small number


  • a small number
  • a handful
  • a sprinkling
  • a scattering
  • some
  • scarcely any

few and far between

Antonyms for few

a small elite group

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a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by 'a'

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