Diminutive vs Enormous - What's the difference?

diminutive | enormous |


As adjectives the difference between diminutive and enormous

is that diminutive is very small while enormous is (obsolete)  deviating from the norm; unusual, extraordinary.

As a noun diminutive

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

diminutive

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Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Very small.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 20 , author=Jamie Lillywhite , title=Tottenham 1 - 0 Rubin Kazan , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Roman Sharonov rose unchallenged to head a corner wide, while diminutive winger Gokdeniz Karadeniz ghosted in with a diving header from the edge of the six-yard box that was acrobatically kept out by Gomes.}}
  • 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

    enormous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete)  Deviating from the norm; unusual, extraordinary.
  • *, New York 2001, p.105:
  • all shall be rather enforced than hindered, except they be dismembered, or grievously deformed, infirm, or visited with some enormous hereditary disease is body or mind.
  • (obsolete)  Exceedingly wicked; atrocious or outrageous.
  • *, II.12:
  • how apt wee are to receive all impressions, and chiefly the most wicked and enormous .
  • Extremely large; greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=28, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= High and wet , passage=Floods in northern India, mostly in the small state of Uttarakhand, have wrought disaster on an enormous scale. The early, intense onset of the monsoon on June 14th swelled rivers, washing away roads, bridges, hotels and even whole villages. Rock-filled torrents smashed vehicles and homes, burying victims under rubble and sludge.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=He turned back to the scene before him and the enormous new block of council dwellings. The design was some way after Corbusier but the block was built up on plinths and resembled an Atlantic liner swimming diagonally across the site.}}

    Synonyms

    * massive * huge * gigantic * humongous * See also

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