Diminutive vs Inferior - What's the difference?
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Diminutive is a related term of inferior.
As adjectives the difference between diminutive and inferior
is that diminutive
is very small while inferior
is of lower quality.
As nouns the difference between diminutive and inferior
is that diminutive
is (grammar) a word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment while inferior
is a person of lower stature to another.
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Serving to diminish.
(grammar) Of or pertaining to, or creating a word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment.
- diminutive of liberty
* (very small) lilliputian, tiny
* (very small) huge, gigantic
(grammar) A word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment.
- Booklet, the diminutive of book, means ‘small book’ .
* nomen deminutivum
* inferiour (obsolete)
of lower quality
- Anna had always felt inferior to her brother due to poor school grades.
of lower rank
- Whether they are equal or inferior to my other poems, an author is the most improper judge.
# (typography) Printed in subscript.
- an inferior officer
(botany) Situated below some other organ; said of a calyx when free from the ovary, and therefore below it, or of an ovary with an adherent and therefore inferior calyx.
(botany) On the side of a flower which is next to the bract; anterior.
(astronomy) Nearer to the Sun than the Earth is.
- an inferior figure or letter
(astronomy) Below the horizon.
- the inferior''' or interior planets; an '''inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus
- the inferior part of a meridian
(term) and (superior) are generally followed by (to); (than) is seen sometimes, but is viewed as wrong.
* See also
a person of lower stature to another
- As you are my inferior , I can tell you to do anything I want.