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
- "scroll" and came to be used as the ordinary
word for "book". It is the diminutive
of βύβλος byblos, "Egyptian papyrus", possibly
from the name...
- Diminutive forms
used in every-day Australian
make use of diminutives
a hypocoristicon, is a diminutive
form of a name. Hypocorisms include
form of a word...
"cycle or circle
animals". Zōidion (ζῴδιον) is the diminutive
of zōion (ζῷον, "animal"). The name reflects
is a masculine given
from the Latin
word augere, meaning
"to increase." The Latin
- actor, stuntman
and puppeteer. At 132 cm tall, he has often
been cast as diminutive
characters, such as the Oompa-Loompas in Charlie
and the Chocolate
- as Franklin
"Mouse" Finbar, Milo's avatar
who was formerly
Fridge's, a diminutive zoologist
specialist. Karen Gillan
as Ruby Roundhouse, Martha's...
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