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.

diminutive

English

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

    inferior

    English

    Alternative forms

    * inferiour (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • of lower quality
  • Anna had always felt inferior to her brother due to poor school grades.
  • * Dryden
  • Whether they are equal or inferior to my other poems, an author is the most improper judge.
  • of lower rank
  • an inferior officer
  • located below
  • # (typography) Printed in subscript.
  • an inferior figure or letter
  • (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.
  • the inferior''' or interior planets; an '''inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus
  • (astronomy) Below the horizon.
  • the inferior part of a meridian

    Usage notes

    (term) and (superior) are generally followed by (to); (than) is seen sometimes, but is viewed as wrong.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * superior

    Coordinate terms

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a person of lower stature to another
  • As you are my inferior , I can tell you to do anything I want.

    Antonyms

    * superior

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