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minuscule

mi·nus·cule

minuscule

 
 
pronunciation:
mI nih skyul
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: so small as to be almost negligible; tiny.
The chance of winning the lottery is unfortunately minuscule.A minuscule number of applicants are actually accepted to the program.
synonyms:
lilliputian, microscopic, minute, tiny
antonyms:
huge
similar words:
diminutive, imperceptible, inappreciable, infinitesimal, insignificant, itty-bitty, little, midget, miniature, negligible, scant, slight, small, teeny, trifling, wee
definition 2: of letters, not capital; lower-case. (Cf. majuscule.)
synonyms:
lower-case
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a script characterized by small, cursive letters.
definition 2: a letter in lower case.
synonyms:
lower-case
derivation: minuscular (adj.)
Word Parts
The word minuscule contains the following part:
min Latin root that means small; make smaller
synonyms:
micro-
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-