Definitions for: Whit


[n] a tiny or scarcely detectable amount



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: iota, scintilla, shred, smidge, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, tittle

See Also: small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

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