diminutive diminutive  /dɪ ˈmɪn jə tɪv/


  1. (n) a word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness
  2. (adj) very small

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  1. Of course, black is now the preferred palette for day, and the diminutive designer has become a giant of the avant-garde.
  2. Panasonic has even stamped his profile on one of its cellular phone modelsa high compliment in mobile-mad Asia even greater than being known as diminutive celestial royalty.
  3. Those graying portraits evoke a bittersweet Chinese Gothic, a diminutive, bespectacled man standing solemnly with his gardening tools.


  1. HBO Go on Apple TV a no-go for DirecTV customers

    On Wedneday Apple announced that HBO Go and WatchESPN (and a few other content providers) had made their way to the Apple TV . This is exactly the kind of content I’ve been praying Apple would acquire for its diminutive $99 set-top box. My dreams of finally catching up on The Wire , The Sopranos , and The Newsroom from the comfort of my bed (across from which sits a small HDTV and an Apple TV ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Macworld

  2. Li, 10, advances to match play at Women's Publinx

    At just 10 years old, diminutive Lucy Li fired rounds of 77 and 71 to become the youngest-ever to make the match play portion of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Golf Channel

  3. Snooki isn't partying hard now

    Snooki, the diminutive reality TV show diva, said being a mother has forced her to give up her hard-partying ways. "It definitely made me grow up and be mature," she told TheWrap Monday at a New York fundraiser for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender support group The Trevor Project.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS


  1. "We were all afraid of him. When he spoke to us, he never used our real names, he used diminutive nicknames or insulting names," said Mahavir, a villager who goes by only one name.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Mahavira Source: BusinessWeek

  2. Tancredo said the Ramos family "has had to endure too much already for something as diminutive as a failure to report an incident. Sure it deserves punishment, but not one worse than some murderers."
    on Feb 9, 2007 By: Tom Tancredo Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. Belmont says such items "will just ergonomically be fit for women because usually they're a little bit more diminutive."
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Veronica Belmont Source: CBS 4

Word of the Day
incipient incipient
/ɪn ˈsɪ pi ənt /