diminutiveness
noun see diminutive II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Diminutiveness — Di*min u*tive*ness, n. The quality of being diminutive; smallness; littleness; minuteness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diminutiveness — 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

  • diminutiveness — See diminutively. * * * …   Universalium

  • diminutiveness — noun The state or quality of being diminutive …   Wiktionary

  • diminutiveness — n. property of being very small in size …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diminutiveness — di·min·u·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • diminutiveness — noun the property of being very small in size hence the minuteness of detail in the painting • Syn: ↑minuteness, ↑petiteness, ↑tininess, ↑weeness • Derivationally related forms: ↑wee (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • dwarf — n Dwarf, pygmy, midget, manikin, homunculus, runt are comparable when they mean an individual and usually a person of diminutive size. Dwarf is the general term not only for a human being but for any animal or plant that is definitely below the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • minuteness — noun 1. the property of being very small in size hence the minuteness of detail in the painting • Syn: ↑diminutiveness, ↑petiteness, ↑tininess, ↑weeness • Derivationally related forms: ↑wee ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • petiteness — noun the property of being very small in size hence the minuteness of detail in the painting • Syn: ↑diminutiveness, ↑minuteness, ↑tininess, ↑weeness • Derivationally related forms: ↑wee (f …   Useful english dictionary

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