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Meaning of PUNY

Pronunciation:  'pyoonee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (used especially of persons) of inferior size
  2. [adj]  inferior in strength or significance; "a puny physique"; "puny excuses"
 

PUNY is a 4 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: little, runty, shrimpy, small, weak
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pu"ny\, a. [Compar. {Punier}; superl. {Puniest}.] [F.
    pu[^i]t['e] younger, later born, OF. puisn['e]; puis
    afterwards (L. post; see {Post-}) + n['e] born, L. natus. See
    {Natal}, and cf. {Puisne}.]
    Imperfectly developed in size or vigor; small and feeble;
    inferior; petty.
    
          A puny subject strikes at thy great glory. --Shak.
    
          Breezes laugh to scorn our puny speed.   --Keble.
    
    
  2. \Pu"ny\, n.
    A youth; a novice. [R.] --Fuller.
    
    
 

 

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