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1. Extremely or extraordinarily small. See Synonyms at small.
2. Grammar Of or being a suffix that indicates smallness or, by semantic extension, qualities such as youth, familiarity, affection, or contempt, as -let in booklet, -kin in lambkin, or -et in nymphet.
1. Grammar A diminutive suffix, word, or name.
2. A very small person or thing.

[Middle English diminutif, from Old French, from Latin dīminūtīvus, from dīminūtus, past participle of dīminuere; see diminish.]

di·min′u·tive·ly adv.
di·min′u·tive·ness n.
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If, however, Bon-Bon was barely three feet in height, and if his head was diminutively small, still it was impossible to behold the rotundity of his stomach without a sense of magnificence nearly bordering upon the sublime.
eader forumI am going to be diminutively blunt and avant-garde today, because the issue I am briefly touching on requires being homely as much as I possibly can.
Though they are diminutively scaled and finely wrought, Les Nereides' products retail from about P2,800 for a cuff with a heart, or P4,600 for a necklace with a figurine pendant of a ballerina, to about P15,000-P20,000 for the more elaborate pieces.
Other marques which will be featured at this year's event include Morgan, which is marking the 80th anniversary of the iconic 4/4 and Nissan which will be celebrating the Silver Jubilee of the diminutively retro-styled Figaro convertible.
3) The story introduces Theodore McArdle, a ten-year-old saintly genius diminutively nicknamed Teddy.
Nicholas Mynheer's Scenes from the Life of Mary offers a kind of play for masks in which each diminutively sized and dreamily proportioned scene offers a view of Mary that describes the coincidence of the ordinary and the extraordinary in her character and her calling.