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Synonyms for diminutive
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diminutive(adj)

    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, flyspeck(adj)

    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


  1. diminutive(adjective)


  2. diminutive(adjective)

    Very small.

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

    tiny, lilliputian

    augmentative, gigantic, huge

  3. diminutive(adjective)


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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. diminutive(a.)

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

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How to use diminutive in a sentence?

  1. 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".

  2. Unknown:

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

Translations for diminutive

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  • تَصْغِير, تَصْغِيرِي, ضَئِيلArabic
  • мъничък, миниатю́рен, умали́телно и́ме, умали́теленBulgarian
  • furm vihanaatBreton
  • deminutivum, zdrobnělina, drobnýCzech
  • diminutivDanish
  • Deminutiv, Verkleinerungswort, diminutiv, Diminutivbildung, Verkleinerungsform, Deminutivum, Diminutivum, winzig, verkleinerndGerman
  • υποκοριστικός, μικροσκοπικός, υποκοριστικό, μειωτικόςGreek
  • diminutivo, diminutoSpanish
  • کوچکPersian
  • pikkuruinen, vähäinen, pienentää, mitätön, deminutiivi, deminutiivinen, pikkiriikkinenFinnish
  • diminutif, minusculeFrench
  • meanbhan, meanbhScottish Gaelic
  • צורת הקטנהHebrew
  • छोटाHindi
  • նվազականArmenian
  • smækkunarendingIcelandic
  • diminutivo, minuscoloItalian
  • 指小辞Japanese
  • ಅಲ್ಪಾರ್ಥಕKannada
  • 지소사Korean
  • ([[nomen]]) [[diminutivum]], ([[nomen]]) [[deminutivum]]Latin
  • nepinepi, nepiMāori
  • verkleinwoord, verkleinend, diminutief, kleinDutch
  • diminutivNorwegian
  • zdrobnieniePolish
  • diminutivo, diminuto, diminuidor, minúsculoPortuguese
  • diminutivă, diminutive, diminutivRomanian
  • уменьши́тельное сло́во, уменьши́тельный, уменьши́тельно-ласка́тельное сло́во, уменьши́тельно-ласка́тельный, миниатю́рный, диминути́вный, диминути́в, кро́хотныйRussian
  • umanjenica, deminutivSerbo-Croatian
  • zdrobnenina, drobnýSlovak
  • pomanjševalnica, manjšálnicaSlovene
  • diminutivSwedish
  • மிகக்குறுகியதாகTamil
  • కురచTelugu
  • nhỏ xíuVietnamese
  • smalükamavöd, smalamavödVolapük

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