Definition of Diminutive. Meaning of Diminutive. Synonyms of Diminutive

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Definition of Diminutive

Diminutive
Diminutive Di*min"u*tive, a. [Cf. L. deminutivus, F. diminutif.] 1. Below the average size; very small; little. 2. Expressing diminution; as, a diminutive word. 3. Tending to diminish. [R.] Diminutive of liberty. --Shaftesbury.
Diminutive
Diminutive Di*min"u*tive, 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. Note: The word sometimes denotes a derivative verb which expresses a diminutive or petty form of the action, as scribble.

Meaning of Diminutive from wikipedia

- A diminutive is a root word that has been modified to convey a slighter degree of its root meaning, to convey the smallness of the object or quality named...
- The Latin language has a robust diminutive-forming system. There are many diminutive suffixes: those in calculus, axilla, fistula, and areola to start...
- The following is a list of diminutives by language. English has a great variety of historical diminutives adopted from other languages but many of these...
- Diminutive forms of words are commonly used in everyday Australian English. While many dialects of English make use of diminutives and hypocorisms, Australian...
- (diminutive), Jacot (diminutive), Jacotte (feminized), Jaco (diminutive), Jack (diminutive), Jacky (diminutive), Jacq (diminutive), Jacquy (diminutive)...
- , not *Михаилушка Mikhailushka). Unlike English, in which the use of diminutive forms is optional even between close friends, in East Slavonic languages...
- Tytthoscincus batupanggah, also known as the cursed-stone diminutive leaf-litter skink, is a species of skink. It is endemic to Borneo and only known from...
- A gnome /noʊm/ is a mythological creature and diminutive spirit in Renaissance magic and alchemy, first introduced by Paracelsus in the 16th century and...
- The diminutive serotine (Eptesicus diminutus) is a bat species from South America. It is found in Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela...
- throughout life or until marriage. Some possible changes concern middle names, diminutive forms, changes relating to parental status (due to one's parents' divorce...