What is another word for diminutive?

Pronunciation: [dɪmˈɪnjuːtˌɪv] (IPA)

Diminutive is a word used to describe something that is small in size or stature. Synonyms for diminutive include petite, tiny, minuscule, miniature, small, little, and wee. Petite is often used to describe a person who is small and delicate in appearance. Tiny refers to something that is very small in size. Minuscule is used to describe anything that is extremely tiny, including microscopic objects. Miniature refers to a small version of something, commonly used to describe models or replicas. Small and little are general terms for anything that is not large in size. Wee is an informal term used to describe something that is small, often in a cute or endearing way.

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What are the opposite words for diminutive?

Diminutive refers to something small or tiny in size or stature. The antonyms for the word "diminutive" are vast, immense, enormous, colossal, and gigantic. Vast implies something that is very large and can extend indefinitely. Immense means something that is extremely large or great in size. Colossal refers to something that is gigantic or enormous in size, while gigantic refers to something that is huge, immense or colossal. Therefore, the antonyms of diminutive are words that describe something large, enormous or colossal, rather than small or tiny. These words are often used to describe land, buildings, animals, or people that are larger in size or stature.

Usage examples for Diminutive

Immediately afterward a door opened on the opposite side and a diminutive scarlet-clad boy flashed forth.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
These diminutive people are not so poorly off as one would at first sight think them to be.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
After a while he wound the diminutive body of the girl with his trunk and, lifting her up, began to swing her lightly right and left.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz

Famous quotes with Diminutive

  • Robert Morley sat with Wilfred Hyde White, watching the coronation parade of Queen Elizabeth. In an open carriage approached the very large Queen Salote of Tonga. Resplendent in a floral dress and ignoring the rain. "Who do you think that is beside queen Salote?" asked Wilfred, looking down at his program. Robert glanced at the diminutive Tonga ambassador in his top hat and tails and suggested, "her lunch perhaps".
    Robert Morley
  • Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.
  • On the floor, and hanging on to the bar, squatted an old man, immobile as an object. His years had reduced and polished him as water does a stone or the generations of men do a sentence. He was dark, dried up, diminutive, and seemed outside time, situated in eternity.
    Jorge Luis Borges
  • A number of little birds, to the amount, I believe, of twelve or fourteen, being taken from different cages, were placed upon a table in the presence of the spectators; and there they formed themselves into ranks like a company of soldiers: small cones of paper bearing some resemblance to grenadiers caps were put upon their heads, and diminutive imitations of muskets made with wood, secured under their left wings. Thus equipped, they marched to and fro several times; when a single bird was brought forward, supposed to be a deserter, and set between six of the musketeers, three in a row, who conducted him from the top to the bottom of the table, on the middle of which a small brass cannon charged with a little gunpowder had been previously placed, and the deserter was situated in the front part of the cannon; his guards then divided, three retiring on one side, and three on the other, and he was left standing by himself. Another bird was immediately produced; and, a lighted match being put into one of his claws, he hopped boldly on the other to the tail of the cannon, and, applying the match to the priming, discharged the piece without the least appearance of fear or agitation. The moment the explosion took place, the deserter fell down, and lay, apparently motionless, like a dead bird; but, at the command of his tutor he rose again; and the cages being brought, the feathered soldiers were stripped of their ornaments, and returned into them in perfect order.
    Joseph Strutt
  • It is too little to call man a little world, except God, man is a diminutive to nothing. Man consists of more pieces, more parts, than the world; than the world doth, nay, than the world is.
    John Donne

Related words: little, tiny, small, tiny house, small house, small home

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