Diminutive vs Colossal - What's the difference?

diminutive | colossal |


As adjectives the difference between diminutive and colossal

is that diminutive is very small while colossal is extremely large or on a great scale.

As a noun diminutive

is (grammar) a word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment.

diminutive

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Alternative forms

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Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Very small.
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  • Serving to diminish.
  • * Shaftesbury
  • diminutive of liberty
  • (grammar) Of or pertaining to, or creating a word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment.
  • Synonyms

    * (very small) lilliputian, tiny

    Antonyms

    * (very small) huge, gigantic * augmentative

    Noun

    (wikipedia diminutive) (en noun)
  • (grammar) A word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment.
  • Booklet, the diminutive of book, means ‘small book’ .

    Synonyms

    * nomen deminutivum

    Antonyms

    * augmentative

    colossal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Extremely large or on a great scale.
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    Synonyms

    * (extremely large) enormous, giant, gigantic, immense, prodigious, vast * See also