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Synonyms for puny
ˈpyu ni

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. puny(adj)

    inferior in strength or significance

    "a puny physique"; "puny excuses"

    Synonyms:
    shrimpy, runty

    Antonyms:
    big, strong, large

  2. puny, runty, shrimpy(adj)

    (used especially of persons) of inferior size

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

    Antonyms:
    big, strong, large

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. puny

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. puny(a.)

    Synonyms:
    weak, feeble, inferior

  2. puny(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. puny(a)

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

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How to use puny in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Meena Puri:

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

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. William Faulkner:

    I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that even then there will still be one more sound: that of his puny inexhaustible voice, still talking. I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poets, the writers, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poets voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.


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