petiteness
noun see petite I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • petiteness — See petite. * * * …   Universalium

  • petiteness — pe·tite·ness …   English syllables

  • 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

  • petite — petiteness, n. /peuh teet /, adj. 1. (of a woman) short and having a small, trim figure; diminutive. n. 2. a category of clothing sized for women or girls of less than average height and with average or diminutive figures. 3. a garment in such a… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • petite — I. adjective Etymology: French, feminine of petit Date: 1784 having a small trim figure usually used of a woman • petiteness noun II. noun Date: circa 1929 a clothing size for short women …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • small — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English smal, from Old English smæl; akin to Old High German smal small, Greek mēlon small domestic animal Date: before 12th century 1. a. having comparatively little size or slight dimensions b. lowercase 2. a.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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