Definitions

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  • noun The property of being tiny; minuteness.

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  • noun the property of being very small in size

Etymologies

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From tiny +‎ -ness.

Examples

  • Her eyes, of pin-hole tininess, were blackest black.

    THE TEARS OF AH KIM

  • Despite its tininess, it looked broad and comfortable.

    CHAPTER XI

  • I think that realization, our tininess invokes all kinds of deep seated innate fears.

    Come, Armageddon, Come | Her Bad Mother

  • The elevator in the hotel is tiny... aggressively tiny, as if it's tininess were a hostile gesture towards me.

    Claudia Lonow: Christmas Past With My Ex, French Edition

  • From the individual tininess of army ants who tear a mean path through Costa Rica, Sunday night's opening chapter jumps to some of the largest creatures on the planet, 50-ton sperm whales who may travel a million nautical miles in a lifetime and who have, among other things, "the biggest brains on Earth."

    TV preview of 'Great Migrations' on National Geographic Channel

  • When my second grade teacher, Mrs. Braley (ph) - perhaps the only woman I've ever truly loved - read "Stuart Little" to us, I remember thinking: Yes, yes, yes - this confluence of traits, the unquestioned membership in a family despite one glaring material difference from them all, the tininess only seeming to accentuate the courtly manners and dandy tendencies, this was me.

    David Rakoff's 'Half Empty' Lessons In Misanthropy

  • The elevator in the hotel is tiny... aggressively tiny, as if it's tininess were a hostile gesture towards me.

    Claudia Lonow: Christmas Past With My Ex, French Edition

  • When my second grade teacher, Mrs. Braley (ph) - perhaps the only woman I've ever truly loved - read "Stuart Little" to us, I remember thinking: Yes, yes, yes - this confluence of traits, the unquestioned membership in a family despite one glaring material difference from them all, the tininess only seeming to accentuate the courtly manners and dandy tendencies, this was me.

    David Rakoff's 'Half Empty' Lessons In Misanthropy

  • The elevator in the hotel is tiny... aggressively tiny, as if it's tininess were a hostile gesture towards me.

    Claudia Lonow: Christmas Past With My Ex, French Edition

  • When my second grade teacher, Mrs. Braley (ph) - perhaps the only woman I've ever truly loved - read "Stuart Little" to us, I remember thinking: Yes, yes, yes - this confluence of traits, the unquestioned membership in a family despite one glaring material difference from them all, the tininess only seeming to accentuate the courtly manners and dandy tendencies, this was me.

    David Rakoff's 'Half Empty' Lessons In Misanthropy

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