diminutiveness

[ dih-min-yuh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF diminutiveness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIMINUTIVENESS

Thus you see the diminutiveness of this Earth as compared to the Sun.

The diminutiveness of the prizes is emphasized if they are wrapped in a series of boxes, each one larger than the next.

I knew him instantly from the pictures I had seen of him, but was surprised at the diminutiveness of his person.

Consequently he sits tall, and with the peculiar erectness of head and neck, his diminutiveness disappears.

The eggs of the hummingbird are white, but the diminutiveness of their receptacle is a sufficient concealment.

If petty larceny be his offence, I exhort you, do not confound meanness of crime with diminutiveness of stature.

So it goes all over Austria and Russia: the diminutiveness is plainly apparent.

The diminutiveness of these small rooms admitted of their being infinitely multiplied.

The diminutiveness of the nurse-perambulators is the most surprising part of the performance.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. (noun and adjective), from Old French diminutif (14c.), from Latin diminutivus, earlier deminutivus, from past participle stem of deminuere (see diminish).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DIMINUTIVENESS

smallness

nounlittleness
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