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mi·nor

minor

 
 
pronunciation:
maI nr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: less important or serious than others of the same kind.
My problem is a minor one compared to yours.
synonyms:
insignificant, unimportant
antonyms:
big, crucial, grand, important, main, major, nasty, serious, severe
similar words:
lesser, secondary, slight, small, subordinate, trivial
definition 2: under the age of an adult as recognized by law.
Minor children are not allowed to see this film.
synonyms:
juvenile
antonyms:
adult
similar words:
adolescent, boyish, childish
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person under the age of an adult as recognized by law.
Minors cannot vote.
synonyms:
juvenile
similar words:
adolescent, boy, child, dependent, girl, kid, teen-ager, youngster, youth
Homophone Note
The words minor and miner (one who mines something) sound alike but have different meanings.
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The word minor contains the following part:
min Latin root that means small; make smaller
synonyms:
micro-
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-