- adj. 小的；小型的；变小的
- n. 小的人（物）；[语]小词缀；昵称
a word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness
"diminutive in stature"
"a lilliputian chest of drawers"
"her petite figure"
"the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"
- She has diminutive hands for an adult.
- She bought a diminutive toy for her daughter.
- We thought her diminutive figure could not suffer that work.
- The diminutive, white-haired was deeply troubled.
- She was a diminutive figure beside her husband.
- Despite its diminutive size, the car is quite comfortable.
- Maggie is a diminutive of Margaret.
- diminutive suffix 指小后缀
Some have the diminutive suffix [-ij], as Peggy, Maggie for Margaret, Fanny for Frances.出自： L. Bloomfield