Synonyms for Few:


few (adjective)
few and far between, straggling, less, not too many, scarce, insufficient, minority, sparse, scanty, scattered, minimal, rare, short, some, spotty, niggardly, sporadic, slight, scant, little, paltry, minute, inconsiderable, infrequent, thin, miserly, minimum, meager, negligible, scarcely any, seldom, widely spaced.
infrequent (adjective)
few and far between.
little (adjective)
little, scanty, small, delicate, paltry, puny, minute, concise, succinct, short, diminutive, compact, meager, brief, low, narrow.
sporadic (adjective)


several, any, only, sporadic, some, barely, seldom, slight, less, thin, few and far between, widely spaced, hardly any, scarcely any, scant, mere, inconsiderable, in the minority, straggling, not too many, infrequent, a small number of, scattered, rare. minority, scarcity, hairsbreadth, one or two, group. few (noun)
a few, hardly a, a couple of.


few (pronoun)

Other synonyms:

scant, scarcity, mere. any. barely. only. minority, thin. group. a few
a few.

Usage examples for few

  1. To say truth, I do not love to think on't, I find so many things to fear and so few to hope. – The-Love-Letters-of-Dorothy-Osborne-to-Sir-William-Temple-1652-54 by Osborne, Dorothy
  2. I got in a few shots on him myself. – Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert by Jessie Graham Flower
  3. I am going to tell you a few things. – Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower