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Diminutive meaning

diminutive - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. very small; " diminutive in stature"; " a lilliputian chest of drawers"; " her petite figure"; " tiny feet"; " the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"
  2. 2. Below the average size; very small; little.
  3. 3. Expressing diminution; as, a diminutive word.
  4. 4. Tending to diminish.
  5. 5. Something of very small size or value; an insignificant thing.
  6. 6. A derivative from a noun, denoting a small or a young object of the same kind with that denoted by the primitive; as, gosling, eaglet, lambkin.
  7. 7. Little; small.

diminutive - examples of usage

  1. Then I put the diminutive parcel away very carefully, as I thought. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. She would throw up the white flakes with her diminutive nose, rolling about and burying herself in them, wipe her face with her soft paws, and then mount to the side of the tub, looking round her knowingly, and barking the prettiest bark that ever was heard. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. They saw them as men of more diminutive stature than our race. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
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