HyperDic: puny

English > 2 senses of the word puny:
ADJECTIVEallpunyinferior in strength or significance
allpuny, runty, shrimpy(used especially of persons) of inferior size
puny > pronunciation
Soundspyuw'niy
Rhymesabalone ... Zuni: 221 rhymes with niy...
English > puny: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaninginferior in strength or significance.
Examples
  • "a puny physique"
  • "puny excuses"
BroaderweakWanting in physical strength
Spanishenclenque, endeble
Nounspuninessthe quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
Adverbspunilyin a puny manner
English > puny: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(used especially of persons) of inferior size.
Synonymsrunty, shrimpy
Broadersmall, littleLimited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
Spanishcanijo, enclenque, endeble
Nounspuninesssmallness of stature

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