I know little or few means almost none or not as much as may be expected.

What is the meaning of the following sentence:

I have little hope.

Does it mean no hope?

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    You state in your first sentence what you know little to mean. So, why are you asking something that contradicts that knowledge? Commented Feb 13, 2019 at 7:00

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No, it means:

I have only a small amount of hope.


I have almost no hope.

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