Definition of Petiteness

1. Noun. The property of being very small in size. "Hence the minuteness of detail in the painting"

Exact synonyms: Diminutiveness, Minuteness, Tininess, Weeness
Generic synonyms: Littleness, Smallness
Derivative terms: Diminutive, Minute, Petite, Tiny, Wee

Definition of Petiteness

1. Noun. The quality of being petite. ¹

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Definition of Petiteness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petiteness

petit four
petit juries
petit juror
petit jury
petit larceny
petit mal
petit mal epilepsy
petit mal seizure
petit point
petit pois
petite bourgeoisie
petite marmite
petite mutant
petiteness (current term)
petitio principii

Literary usage of Petiteness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Stage, Or, Recollections of Actors and Acting from an Experience of by James Edward Murdoch, J. Bunting (1880)
"My expectations had indeed been greatly raised by the many encomiums lavished on him, but were not answered to my wish. There was a petiteness ..."

2. The Stage: Or, Recollections of Actors and Acting from an Experience of by James Edward Murdoch, J. H. Bunting (1884)
"There was a petiteness attended the performance which I thought not quite equal to the character—his behavior often liable to censure, particularly, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Artists of the English School: Painters, Sculptors by Samuel Redgrave (1878)
"Again, ' My art flatters nobody by imitation, it courts nobody by smoothness, tickles nobody by petiteness. it is without either fal-de-lal or fiddle-de-dee ..."

4. Queer Things about Japan by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1903)
"Their figures, it must be admitted, are only little bunches of drapery—pretty from their petiteness. But this is not a type which the Japanese epicure ..."

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