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Adjective: diminutive  di'mi-nyu-tiv
  1. Very small
    "diminutive in stature";
    - bantam, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeck, tiddly [Brit, informal], diddy [Brit, informal], eensy-weensy [informal], eensy [informal]
Noun: diminutive  di'mi-nyu-tiv
  1. A word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness

Derived forms: diminutives

See also: little, small

Type of: word

Encyclopedia: Diminutive