What is another word for modicum?

Pronunciation: [mˈɒdɪkəm] (IPA)

A modicum is a small or moderate amount of something. Synonyms for this word include a bit, a touch, a smidgen, a iota, a hint, a dash, a nugget, a glimmer or a shred. These synonyms reflect the idea of a limited or tiny quantity of something. For instance, a modicum of talent may refer to a minimal amount of natural ability, while a modicum of wisdom could mean a mere semblance of practical knowledge. Each of these synonyms convey a subtle nuance in shades of meaning that are interchangeable with the original word according to the context in which it is used.

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A modicum refers to a small amount or quantity of something. Some antonyms for this word include a large amount, abundance, plethora or overflow. Another antonym for modicum is copiousness or profusion, which implies an overwhelming abundance of something. Other antonyms for modicum include plenty, excess, overmuch, and surplus. These words all denote an ample supply of something or an abundance that exceeds what is necessary. When we wish to express the opposite of "modicum," we generally look for words that imply an excess rather than a scarcity of something. Therefore, we can use any of these antonyms to describe an abundance of something.

Usage examples for Modicum

She was a bright young woman, alert and with at least a modicum of scientific mental attitude inherited from the machinery of her father's brain.
"The Desert Valley"
Jackson Gregory
If we are to have our concerns regulated by a majority of British representatives owing their position and powers to a display of armed force, no matter from what quarter that force is derived, it is plain to every man that even the modicum of civil rights left to us by the Union is taken from us, our franchise becomes a mockery and we ourselves become the most degraded nation in Europe.
"The Evolution of Sinn Fein"
Robert Mitchell Henry
To find it they would have to trust to persistence and a modicum of luck.
"The Boy Aviators in Africa"
Captain Wilbur Lawton

Famous quotes with Modicum

  • It's a war of attrition. If you have patience and a modicum of faith in yourself your chances are not too bad.
    Julie Bowen
  • Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
    Dick Clark
  • Anyone can negatively criticize - it is the cheapest of all comment because it requires not a modicum of the effort that suggestion requires.
    Chuck Jones
  • I am certainly suffering from a modicum of performance anxiety.
    George Murray
  • You do have a modicum of peace of mind here, but it's as unsettled as any other place.
    Todd Rundgren

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