Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Then too diminutives are fast disappearing from the language.

Mary gave the diminutives Marion and Mariot, whence Marriott.

They used nicknames and diminutives, if they were not as fanciful as ours.

Diminutives in an; as, rothan a little wheel, dealgan a little pin, &c.

Diminutives in ag or og; as, caileag a girl, cuachag a little cup.

In these words we have the diminutives of Hal, Peter, Will, &c.

The diminutives are formed in Bisaya by means of the adjective diutay.

All its substantives admit of diminutives, but, in no instance, of augmentatives.

He began to murmur caresses in the gentlest of European diminutives.

There are no feminines or diminutives of those words, my dear.