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Synonyms for puny
ˈpyu nipun·y

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. puny

    Synonyms:
    petty, undeveloped, undersized, feeble, pigmy, dwarfish, small, inferior, tiny

    Antonyms:
    great, developed, fine, robust, vigorous, oversized, colossal, gigantic

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  1. punyadjective

    inferior in strength or significance

    "a puny physique"; "puny excuses"

    Synonyms:
    shrimpy, runty

    Antonyms:
    big, strong, large

  2. puny, runty, shrimpyadjective

    (used especially of persons) of inferior size

    Synonyms:
    pint-sized, sawed-off, sawn-off, shrimpy, pint-size, runty

    Antonyms:
    big, strong, large

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. punyadjective

    Synonyms:
    weak, feeble, inferior

  2. punyadjective

    Synonyms:
    little, small, petty, diminutive, tiny, dwarf, dwarfish, pygmy, pygmean, stunted, liliputian

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.0 / 1 vote

  1. punyadjective

    Synonyms:
    undeveloped, small, undersized, diminutive, stunted, atrophied, feeble

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#350small
#4106tiny
#13331petty
#15200inferior
#31313feeble
#32205undeveloped
#42948puny
#82063undersized
#167683pigmy
#318181dwarfish

How to use puny in a sentence?

  1. Denise Caruso:

    It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that the Internet has evolved into a force strong enough to reflect the greatest hopes and fears of those who use it. After all, it was designed to withstand nuclear war, not just the puny huffs and puffs of politicians and religious fanatics.

  2. Meena Puri:

    Hes a big guy ; shes a puny, little 70-year-old.

  3. Dennis Kelleher:

    There is a fee today and the world hasn't ended, the proposed fee is so puny that no reasonable retail investor would ever notice it.

  4. Stephen Jay Gould:

    The true beauty of nature is her amplitude she exists neither for nor because of us, and possesses a staying power that all our nuclear arsenals cannot threaten (much as we can easily destroy our puny selves).

  5. Alexander Herzen:

    Science, which cuts its way through the muddy pond of daily life without mingling with it, casts its wealth to right and left, but the puny boatmen do not know how to fish for it.


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