Diminutive vs Sawney - What's the difference?

diminutive | sawney |


As nouns the difference between diminutive and sawney

is that diminutive is (grammar) a word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment while sawney is (archaic|derogatory) a scotsman.

As an adjective diminutive

is very small.

As a proper noun sawney is

a diminutive of the male given name alexander, of scots origin.

diminutive

English

Alternative forms

*

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

    sawney

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a fool, an idiot
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • foolish, stupid