diminutive


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Synonyms for diminutive

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

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The overall purpose of the present paper is to explore first-order conceptualizations of diminutive meaning as a complement to second-order conceptualizations.
The first is to provide a semantic classification of diminutive verbs in Croatian within a cognitive linguistics framework which will take into account a) the polysemous structures formed by the diminutive verbs with respect to the underlying conceptualization patterns, b) their interaction with the traditionally grammatical notions of perfectivity, pluractionality and iterativity.
But lasses also feature in many of his songs, and -on account of the homophony between the plural of both the plain and the diminutive forms of the noun lass- the sound iconism of the diminutive may appear to be more frequent than written texts would suggest.
The endoscopists made accurate, high-confidence endoscopic predictions on 75% of the diminutive polyps that they saw using the dual-focus device, compared with 63% when they used the less advanced endoscope, a significant difference.
Diminutive formation has been the topic of a number of investigations.
Because of the panchronic law identified by Jurafsky, the suffix -y, -ie as a part of a word for 'child' naturally came to adopt diminutive signification and was subsequently and gradually generalized to other word forms (apparently first to personal proper names and then to other common nouns, cf.
Early in Browne's account of the diminutive King Oberon and his court, the poet describes the "rich hangings" which cover the walls of the fairy banquet-hall:
Although the suffix -ka is not traditionally recognized as a diminutive or evaluative one, it has started developing evaluative (pejorative) meanings.
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.
On one hand, the imperfect narrowband imaging sensitivity for diminutive adenomas would misclassify some polyps as hyperplastic, while on the other, the misclassification of hyperplastic polyps as adenomatous due to the suboptimal specificity would lead to a more intensive and inappropriate 5-year colonoscopy surveillance in some individuals.
While the diminutive Jason Acuna, aka Wee Man, walking naked through a business conference may not illuminate much about societal mores, Knoxville and producer Spike Jonze's wrinkly appearances in heavy makeup slyly highlight public discomfort with aged nudity -- just the opposite of the confrontational nature of many of the other skits.
Snow White, 2004, was among the better paintings on view--the prurient antics of our heroine's diminutive friends frame her funhouse face, which remains magically discernible from what at first appears to be a whirling abstraction.
floresiensis' diminutive stature, long arms, and nearly chimp-size brain resemble body proportions of australopithecines, Morwood says.
As a strip, Agnes is a much-needed antidote to overly warm and fuzzy scenarios flooding the newspapers, as its young heroine does not enjoy the security of many of her comic strip peers - she lives in a trailer with her elderly grandmother, who tries to stretch diminutive family funds and enrich quality of life through culinary creations a la spam.
The tab for even a diminutive factory are staggering.