diminutively
adverb see diminutive II

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  • Diminutively — Di*min u*tive*ly, adv. In a diminutive manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diminutively — diminutive ► ADJECTIVE 1) extremely or unusually small. 2) (of a word, name, or suffix) implying smallness (e.g. let in booklet). ► NOUN ▪ a shortened form of a name, typically used informally. DERIVATIVES diminutively adverb diminutiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • diminutively — See diminutive. * * * …   Universalium

  • diminutively — adverb In a diminutive manner …   Wiktionary

  • diminutively — di·min·u·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • diminutively — ]ə̇vlē, li adverb 1. : in a diminutive manner : in a way expressing diminution 2. : to a very small degree : by a very little …   Useful english dictionary

  • diminutive — diminutively, adv. diminutiveness, n. /di min yeuh tiv/, adj. 1. small; little; tiny: a diminutive building for a model train layout. 2. Gram. pertaining to or productive of a form denoting smallness, familiarity, affection, or triviality, as the …   Universalium

  • Diminutely — Dim i*nute*ly, adv. Diminutively. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nodulose — Nod u*lose (n[o^]d [ u]*l[=o]s ), Nodulous Nod u*lous (n[o^]d [ u]*l[u^]s), a. (Biol.) Having small nodes or knots; diminutively nodose. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nodulous — Nodulose Nod u*lose (n[o^]d [ u]*l[=o]s ), Nodulous Nod u*lous (n[o^]d [ u]*l[u^]s), a. (Biol.) Having small nodes or knots; diminutively nodose. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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