Associations to the word «Diminutive»

Wiktionary

DIMINUTIVE, adjective. Very small.
DIMINUTIVE, adjective. Serving to diminish.
DIMINUTIVE, adjective. (grammar) Of or pertaining to, or creating a word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment.
DIMINUTIVE, noun. (grammar) A word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment.

Dictionary definition

DIMINUTIVE, noun. A word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness.
DIMINUTIVE, adjective. Very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky