a modicum of something

formal
a small amount of something, especially a good quality

an actor without even a modicum of talent


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  • (a) modicum of something — a modicum of something formal phrase a small amount of something, especially a good quality an actor without even a modicum of talent Thesaurus: small amounts of a feeling or qualitysynonym Main entry: modicum …   Useful english dictionary

  • modicum — [[t]mɒ̱dɪkəm[/t]] QUANT: QUANT of n uncount A modicum of something, especially something that is good or desirable, is a reasonable but not large amount of it. [FORMAL] I d like to think I ve had a modicum of success. ...a modicum of privacy. Syn …   English dictionary

  • modicum — mod|i|cum [ madıkəm ] noun FORMAL a modicum of something a small amount of something, especially a good quality: She is entitled to at least a modicum of courtesy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • modicum — UK [ˈmɒdɪkəm] / US [ˈmɑdɪkəm] noun a modicum of something …   English dictionary

  • modicum — ► NOUN ▪ a small quantity of something. ORIGIN from Latin modicus moderate , from modus measure …   English terms dictionary

  • modicum — mod|i|cum [ˈmɔdıkəm US ˈma: ] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: modicus moderate , from modus; MODE] a modicum of sth formal a small amount of something, especially a good quality ▪ a modicum of common sense …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • modicum — noun a modicum of formal a small amount of something, especially a good quality: a modicum of common sense …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • modicum — [ˈmɒdɪkəm] noun a modicum of sth formal a small amount of something good[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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