Definition of Diminutive. Meaning of Diminutive. Synonyms of Diminutive
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Definition of Diminutive
Diminutive Di*min"u*tive, a. [Cf. L. deminutivus, F.
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 Di*min"u*tive, n.
1. Something of very small size or value; an insignificant
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
Meaning of Diminutive from wikipedia
- A diminutive
is a word that has been modified
a slighter degree
of its root meaning, to convey
of the object
- The following
is a list of diminutives
by language. English
has a great variety
of historic diminutives adopted
from other languages
but many of these...
(feminized), Jaco (diminutive
), Jack (diminutive
), Jacq (diminutive
- Diminutive forms
used in every-day Australian
make use of diminutives
- behavior. Others
wore traditionally feminine clothing
and ****umed a more diminutive
role as femmes. Butch
and femme modes
were so integral...
from the disorder, the memory
of their behavior
in a diminutive
amount; thus, self-awareness of diagnoses
of schizophrenia after
to anti****te defenders
in the box, despite
stature. A versatile
forward, he is capable
in any offensive...
"cycle or circle
animals". Zōidion (ζῴδιον) is the diminutive
of zōion (ζῷον, "animal"). The name reflects
ancestry. For most of her life, she has been nicknamed
"Ivanka," a diminutive
form of Ivana. Trump's parents divorced
in 1992 when she was ten years...
- middle names
to Mary Magdalene
(Mariska is a diminutive
of Mary). Hargitay
was raised Roman
Catholic. She has two older
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