Today's Word "diminutive"

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diminutive \di-MIN-yuh-tiv\ (adjective) - 1 : Extremely small in size; tiny. 2 : Of or being a suffix that indicates smallness, youth, familiarity, affection, or contempt, as -let in booklet, -kin in lambkin, or -et in nymphet.

"While he may have been diminutive in size, Jason had a heart in direct proportion to his height and seemed to have enough love for everyone he knew."


Middle English diminutif, from Old French, from Latin diminutivus, from diminutus, present participle of diminuere.




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