Exiguous vs Petite - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between exiguous and petite
is that exiguous
is scanty; meager while petite
* 1889 — ch XIII
* 1912 — ch VII
- The herdboy in the broom, already musical in the days of Father Chaucer, startles (and perhaps pains) the lark with this exiguous pipe.
* 1998 — Michael Ignatieff, Rebirth of a Nation: An Anatomy of Russia . New Statesman, Feb 6.
- The path on which I then planted my feet was quite unprecedentedly narrow. I had never had to walk along a thoroughfare so exiguous .
* 2001 — Terence Brown, The Life of W. B. Yeats: A Critical Biography .
- They are entering the market, setting up stalls on snowy streets, moonlighting to supplement exiguous incomes.
* 2012 — Rodger Cohen, Scottexalonia Rising, New York Times, Nov. 26., Op. Ed.
- Among the pressures provoking these distresses were a father's financial inadequacy and a growing awareness that, by finding employment himself, he could ameliorate the family's exiguous circumstances.
- National politics, as President François Hollande of France is only the latest to discover, is often no more than tweaking at the margins in the exiguous political space left by markets and other global forces.
Of a woman: fairly short and of slim build.
Of women's clothing: of small size.
Small, little; insignificant; petty.
* 1662 , Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue on the Two Systems of the World (Dialogue Two)
- The Earth, the Sun, and Stars, what things are they in nature? are they petite things not worth our notice, or grand and worthy of consideration?