Diminutive

Definition of Diminutive

Di`min´u`tive
a.1.Below the average size; very small; little.
2.Expressing diminution; as, a diminutive word.
3.Tending to diminish.
Diminutive of liberty.
- Shaftesbury.
n.1.Something of very small size or value; an insignificant thing.
Such water flies, diminutives of nature.
- Shak.
2.(Gram.) 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.
Babyisms and dear diminutives.
- Tennyson.

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Lilliputian, affectionate name, baby, baby-sized, bantam, banty, button, byname, chit, cognomen, cognominal, compact, duodecimo, elfin, epithetic, featherweight, fingerling, formal, handy, honorific, hypocoristic, in name only, infinitesimal, lightweight, lilliputian, micro, microscopic, midget, mini, miniature, miniaturized, minikin, minimal, minnow, minny, minuscule, minute, mouse, nickname, nominal, nominative, nubbin, peewee, pet name, petite, pocket, pocket-sized, pony, pygmy, quasi, runt, self-called, self-christened, self-styled, shrimp, slip, small fry, small-scale, snip, snippet, so-called, sobriquet, soi-disant, subminiature, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tit, titular, toy, twelvemo, undersized, vest-pocket, wart, weeny, wisp, would-be
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