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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The dual-focus group had 710 polyps, including 530 diminutive lesions; the control group had 599 polyps, including 445 that were 5 mm or less.
The formation of diminutive variants of nouns, adjectives, and certain adverbs is a highly productive process in Spanish.
In a recent impressive study of such directionality of linguistic change, Jurafsky (1996) provides compelling linguistic and cognitive evidence about the evolution of diminutive affixes.
In A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet, written during the mid-1590s, Shakespeare radically transformed traditional fairylore, both by representing fairies as physically diminutive and by rooting their behavior in a new socioeconomic context.
The "resect and discard" approach calls for simply discarding diminutive lesions rather than performing pathology exams on them.
There are plenty of people -- those dwelling in townhomes, condos, or apartments -- who do not have the luxury of a yard and must make do with a truly diminutive horticultural canvas.
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.
Fans of Danielle Steel, best-selling writer, might be surprised by the diminutive author's real life.
Polly Jean Harvey became a gay icon in the early '90s with her aggressively sexual songs that blurred gender lines--in one song the diminutive Brit blared, "You come on, measure me / I'm 20 inches long," while elsewhere taunting a lover, "You leave me dry.
This diminutive Italian man with a very calm demeanor placed the bags in the car and said, 'I see you have a white-a dog-a.
Emerging driver assistance systems like lane keeping that warns drivers when they are straying across the yellow line, or obstacle avoidance functions that notify drivers of nearby pedestrians, or even Facial monitoring that can detect drowsiness, all revolve around diminutive cameras strategically embedded throughout a vehicle.
A diminutive mews house in London built in the 1970s has been enlarged, transformed with elegance and a great deal of ingenuity.
The kitchen still-life occupies the center foreground of the picture and the diminutive religious scene - Christ with Martha and Mary - is viewed through a picture-like embrasure in the background.
Later, in "Solea," a solo section of Benitez's Formas e Imageries, the diminutive Granjero's blistering footwork is show-stopping.