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Synonyms for diminutive
dɪˈmɪn yə tɪvdiminu·tive

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  1. diminutiveadjective


  2. diminutiveadjective

    Very small.

    Booklet, the diminutive of book, means ‘small book’.

    tiny, lilliputian

    augmentative, gigantic, huge

  3. diminutiveadjective


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. diminutive

    That is minute which is of exceedingly limited dimensions, as a grain of dust, or which attends to matters of exceedingly slight amount or apparent importance; as, a minute account; minute observation. That which is broken up into minute particles is said to be comminuted; things may be termed fine which would not be termed comminuted; as, fine sand; fine gravel; but, in using the adverb, we say a substance is finely comminuted, comminuted referring more to the process, fine to the result. An account extended to very minute particulars is circumstantial, detailed, particular; an examination so extended is critical, exact, precise. Compare FINE.

    See synonyms for LARGE.

    circumstantial, comminuted, critical, detailed, exact, fine, little, minute, particular, precise, slender, small, tiny

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diminutiveadjective

    a word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness

    big, large

  2. bantam, diminutive, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeckadjective

    very small

    "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"

    fiddling, midget, tiny, trivial, flyspeck, picayune, piffling, petty, footling, petite, bantam, lilliputian, little, piddling, niggling

    large, big

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. diminutiveadjective

    little, small, dwarfish, tiny, puny, pygmean, contracted, minute, of small size

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  1. Unknown:

    Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.

  2. Robert Morley:

    Robert Morley sat with Wilfred Hyde White, watching the coronation parade of Queen Elizabeth. In an open carriage approached the very large Queen Salote of Tonga. Resplendent in a floral dress and ignoring the rain. "Who do you think that is beside queen Salote?" asked Wilfred, looking down at his program. Robert glanced at the diminutive Tonga ambassador in his top hat and tails and suggested, "her lunch perhaps".

Translations for diminutive

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  • تَصْغِير, ضَئِيل, تَصْغِيرِيArabic
  • умали́телен, миниатю́рен, умали́телно и́ме, мъничъкBulgarian
  • furm vihanaatBreton
  • drobný, deminutivum, zdrobnělinaCzech
  • diminutivDanish
  • Diminutivbildung, Diminutivum, Verkleinerungsform, Deminutiv, diminutiv, Deminutivum, winzig, Verkleinerungswort, verkleinerndGerman
  • μειωτικός, υποκοριστικό, υποκοριστικός, μικροσκοπικόςGreek
  • diminutivo, diminutoSpanish
  • کوچکPersian
  • pienentää, pikkiriikkinen, mitätön, pikkuruinen, deminutiivi, vähäinen, deminutiivinenFinnish
  • diminutif, minusculeFrench
  • meanbh, meanbhanScottish Gaelic
  • צורת הקטנהHebrew
  • छोटाHindi
  • նվազականArmenian
  • smækkunarendingIcelandic
  • minuscolo, diminutivoItalian
  • 指小辞Japanese
  • ಅಲ್ಪಾರ್ಥಕKannada
  • 지소사Korean
  • ([[nomen]]) [[deminutivum]], ([[nomen]]) [[diminutivum]]Latin
  • nepi, nepinepiMāori
  • klein, verkleinend, verkleinwoord, diminutiefDutch
  • diminutivNorwegian
  • zdrobnieniePolish
  • diminuidor, diminutivo, minúsculo, diminutoPortuguese
  • diminutivă, diminutive, diminutivRomanian
  • уменьши́тельное сло́во, диминути́в, кро́хотный, уменьши́тельный, уменьши́тельно-ласка́тельное сло́во, диминути́вный, уменьши́тельно-ласка́тельный, миниатю́рныйRussian
  • umanjenica, deminutivSerbo-Croatian
  • drobný, zdrobneninaSlovak
  • manjšálnica, pomanjševalnicaSlovene
  • diminutivSwedish
  • மிகக்குறுகியதாகTamil
  • కురచTelugu
  • nhỏ xíuVietnamese
  • smalamavöd, smalükamavödVolapük

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