toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

diminutive
used in Antony and Cleopatra

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
very small
  • a diminution in our captain's brain
    3.13 — Act 3 Scene 13 — Alexandria. A Room in the Palace (98% in)
diminution = decrease in size or importance

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Let him take thee And hoist thee up to the shouting plebeians: Follow his chariot, like the greatest spot Of all thy sex; most monster-like, be shown For poor'st diminutives, for doits; and let Patient Octavia plough thy visage up With her prepared nails.
    4.12 — Act 4 Scene 12 — Another part of the Ground (76% in)

There are no more uses of "diminutive" in Antony and Cleopatra.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®