V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: very small, detailed, or inconsequential

Synonyms: small, inconsequential, insignificant, tiny

Antonyms: large, significant

Tips: When remembering the adjective minute, think of the noun minute (same spelling, different pronunciation: short "i") which is a very small segment of time. This will help you remember that the adjective minute is used to describe something small or detailed.

Usage Examples:

Sometimes I get too caught up in the minute details of a project and forget to look at the big picture. (small, insignificant)

The scientist studied the minute insect under a microscope. (tiny)

Her close attention to minute details is what makes her such a great project manager. (small)

The piano teacher told the girl her little finger was too minute for her to ever become a great pianist. (tiny, small)

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