diminutive


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Synonyms for diminutive

Synonyms for diminutive

Synonyms for diminutive

a word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness

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What is emphasized instead is that all of the views of diminutive meaning which are held by semanticists, lexicologists and morphologists are 'second-order conceptualizations', i.
Furthermore, whereas nominal diminutives are relatively well described in many languages, little attention has been given to diminutive verbs so far (3).
In Robert Burns's poetry, which since Late Modern times has grown to epitomize Scots verse, instances of diminutive forms as endearing ones occur, most notably, in his 1785 poem 'To a Mouse', which opens with the following lines:
Examination of the people in the dual-focus group found 710 polyps, including 530 diminutive lesions; the control group had 599 polyps, including 445 that were 5 mm or less.
Major Finding: High-definition, dual-focus colonoscopy produced 75% accurate, high-confidence diagnoses of diminutive polyps, vs.
In "The Smallest Dragonboy," Keevan, although diminutive, wants desperately to become a rider, while his peers tease him unmercifully about fulfilling his dream.
In 1986 the rivalry was almost forgotten - until diminutive soccer genius Diego Maradona scored with his notorious `Hand of God' goal, as well as a superb individual effort which knocked England out of the championship.
Spanish diminutive formation is analyzed in terms of analogy, more precisely within the computationally explicit framework of analogical modeling of language (AML; Skousen 1989, 1992).
One of the etymological mysteries of contemporary English historical linguistics is the origin of the diminutive suffix -y, -ie, which first appeared during the Middle English Period.
could continue a real existence when they were repeatedly appearing on the pages of poems in which they were being continually dressed in diminutive garments a nd fed infinitesimal baked insects.
Blame some of the confusion on Dennis the Diminutive.
Others are big in title only, belonging to diminutive species and looking like relics from the land of Lilliput.
Crisp hopes to develop a program to use these beautiful - but also exceptionally intelligent, athletic, easily trained and super friendly - diminutive equines with special needs children.
Even if we recognise beyond doubt the prototypicality of diminutive and augmenantive resources as the most natural source for evaluative meanings, this leaves a wide margin for identifying the morphological devices subsumed under the still debated term evaluative morphology.
Among patients at average risk, more than 60% of all polyps detected at screening are diminutive (5 mm or smaller) and have an extremely low likelihood of being cancerous, said Dr.