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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: tine 'very small' (15-17 centuries)

tiny

adjective
     
tiny
ti‧ny S2 W2 comparative tinier, superlative tiniest
extremely small:
a tiny community in the Midwest
The earrings were tiny.
She always felt a tiny bit sad.
Bad teachers are a tiny minority.
tiny pieces of paper
WORD FOCUS: short WORD FOCUS: short
speech/piece of writing: brief, concise, condensed, abridged

person: not very tall, little, tiny, petite

time/event: brief, quick, momentary, fleeting, ephemeral, transient, passing, short-lived

legs/fingers: stumpy, stubby

clothes: skimpy


See also
short

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