Definition of diminutive:
- 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.
- Below the average size; very small; little.
- Expressing diminution; as, a diminutive word.
- Something of very small size or value; an insignificant thing.
- 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.
- little (part of speech: adjective)
small (part of speech: adjective)
- study at small,
That the educational principles attempted to be developed in the preceding pages, shall ultimately pervade the great fields of Elementary learning, admits we think of but little doubt; and yet the diminutive word " When?"- "A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education", James Gall.
- "Expedition into Central Australia", Charles Sturt.
- "Mr. Marx's Secret", E. Phillips Oppenheim.