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

- Look up diminutive in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A diminutive is a word obtained by modifying a root word to convey a slighter degree of its root...
- 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...
- The Latin language has a robust diminutive-forming system. There are many diminutive suffixes: those in calculus, axilla, fistula, and areola to start...
- Diminutive forms of words are commonly used in everyday Australian English. While many dialects of English make use of diminutives and hypocorisms, Australian...
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- The Diminutive worm eel (Pseudomyrophis fugesae) is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm/snake eels). It was described by John E. McCosker, Eugenia...
- Sorocephalus tenuifolius, the diminutive clusterhead, is a flowering shrub that belongs to the genus Sorocephalus and forms part of the fynbos. The plant...
- take diminutive forms; the former take a diminutive ending and thus function as nouns, while the latter remain adverbs and always have the diminutive with...