diminutive

[ dih-min-yuh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF diminutive

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIMINUTIVE

Columbetta is the diminutive of columba, a dove; so called from the color of the plant.

Orcellus is a diminutive meaning a small cask; from orca, a cask.

Cantharellus is a diminutive from a Greek word meaning a sort of drinking-cup.

Paludosella is a diminutive of palus, gen. paludis, a swamp or marsh.

It is the diminutive of pluteus, a shed or penthouse, from its conical cap.

It is so that God transforms us into a diminutive part-likeness of Himself.

Mrs. Tidditt, diminutive but combative, offered a suggestion.

Who is so foolish as to chastise or instruct the ugly, or the diminutive, or the feeble?

She, was as diminutive and weakened as he was ponderous and heavy.

One is struck by the diminutive size of the native men and women at Tlaxcala.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DIMINUTIVE

reductive

adjectiveserving to simplify or abridge
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