Words matter: Minuscule Posted on April 7, 2017 by Kim Kishbaugh Origami clothing is relatively minuscule, don’t you think? The word is minuscule, people—not miniscule. Also, if you’re interested, it has an opposite: majuscule (though majuscule is used only in reference to type fonts, which was the original usage of minuscule as well). That’s all. Words matter.