V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a little bit or small amount of something

Synonyms: smidgen, shred, iota, bit, trace

Antonyms: abundance

Tips: Modicum often refers to a small amount of something intangible and abstract rather than to a physical quantity.

Usage Examples:

All I ask for is a modicum of courtesy. (bit)

She hoped for a modicum of understanding from her professor when she turned her project in late. (shred, smidgen)

If he has even a modicum of courage, he will complete the task. (bit, trace)

I was very frustrated when I didn't receive even a modicum of gratitude for all my hard work. (iota, bit, shred)

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