Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being petite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being petite; smallness; in recent use, insignificance; finicalness: with contemptuous reference to diminutive size.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of being very small in size

Etymologies

petite +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Along with being treated like Shirley Temple your entire adult life, another byproduct of petiteness is the difficulty in finding clothes that not only fit you properly, but also don't make you look like you've got one foot in the grave.

    Tara Dublin: The Short and the Short of It

  • But her petiteness was incongruous with her combatant stride, and when she got close enough for him to read her expression, his hopes for this meeting turning out to be good for him were instantly dashed.

    Tough Customer

  • Of course, I'd prefer to be taller, but my petiteness provides a perfect perch to express my femininity.

    Tess Ghilaga: Sole to Soul

  • I realize now that I should have sacrificed detail for petiteness, but instead I went along with the artist's advice.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Tool-burdened coverall or no, she remained in her Eurasian petiteness the most desired woman aboard the Olgfl; and still the rest of the girls liked her.

    The Earth Book of Stormgate

  • Sue, Mrs. Milo's petiteness became weakness, her dainty trimness accentuated her helplessness, her delicate coloring looked ill-health; while Sue, by contrast, seemed over-high as to color, almost boisterous of voice, and careless in dress.

    Apron-Strings

  • Shouting, as usual, Hammond, who makes up for his petiteness by shouting louder than anyone else declared, "This can't be right, these stranded tourists have got better story lines than us"

    TheSpoof.com : Spoof News : Front Page

  • Despite its petiteness, the latest Mac mini is better equipped than the previous generation.

    Crave at CNET UK

  • I don't like it when the author is too "in my face" about the heroine's petiteness vs the hero's gigantism.

    Dear Author: Romance Novel Reviews, Industry News, and Commentary

  • She was also funny, generous, and loyal: the very best mate I’d ever had, even if her dark petiteness made me look like the Jolly Green Giant next to her.

    The Little Lady Agency and the Prince

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