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Definition of diminutive:

  1. 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.
  2. Below the average size; very small; little.
  3. Expressing diminution; as, a diminutive word.
  4. Something of very small size or value; an insignificant thing.
  5. Tending to diminish.


particular, lilliputian, fine, pintsize, footling, slender, critical, midget, fiddling, teensy-weensy, circumstantial, precise, detailed, exact, pintsized, big, petty, Pygmy, bantam, small, piffling, tiny, trivial, comminuted, niggling, flyspeck, dwarf, minuscule, petite, little, peewee.

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