Gargantuan vs Diminutive - What's the difference?

gargantuan | diminutive |


As adjectives the difference between gargantuan and diminutive

is that gargantuan is (obsolete) of the giant gargantua or his appetite while diminutive is very small.

As a noun diminutive is

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

gargantuan

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Of the giant Gargantua or his appetite.
  • Huge; immense; tremendous.
  • Of a tremendous size, volume, degree, etc.
  • Synonyms

    * colossal * enormous * giant * huge * humongous, humungous * immense * See also

    References

    * (etymology) Gourd, Pumpkin. See Budge Ref, p 803A; (from 'Rev 12'--Revue Egyptologique publiee sous la direction de MM Brugsch, F Chabas, and Eug. Revillout (vol I-XIV))

    diminutive

    English

    Alternative forms

    *

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Very small.
  • * {{quote-news
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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