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PUNY (punier, puniest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does puny mean? 

PUNY (adjective)
  The adjective PUNY has 2 senses:

1. inferior in strength or significance
2. (used especially of persons) of inferior size

  Familiarity information: PUNY used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PUNY (adjective)

Sense 1puny [BACK TO TOP]


Inferior in strength or significance

Context examples:

a puny physique / puny excuses


weak (having little physical or spiritual strength)

Sense 2puny [BACK TO TOP]


(used especially of persons) of inferior size


shrimpy; puny; runty


little; small (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent)

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