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diminutive

di·min·u·tive

diminutive

 
 
pronunciation:
dih mIn y tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition: very small; tiny.
The baby wiggled its diminutive toes.
synonyms:
tiny, wee
antonyms:
enormous, giant
similar words:
dwarfish, little, miniature, minute, puny, short, small, stunted
derivations: diminutively (adj.), diminutiveness (n.)
Word Parts
The word diminutive contains the following part:
min Latin root that means small; make smaller
synonyms:
micro-
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-