puny


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  • adj

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Synonyms for puny

Synonyms for puny

inferior in strength or significance

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(used especially of persons) of inferior size

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A puny, miserable little creature like Dickenson could prate of happiness and turn a shining face to the future - Dickenson who lived upon a pittance, who depended upon the whim of his employer, and who confessed to ambitions which were surely pitiable.
And then a puny man-creature, Mulcachy himself, dared openly and brazenly to enter the cage and approach him.
Ah My Puny Sorrows, a melancholy picture of familial depression, is nonetheless full of music and joy.
No need for a celebrity to switch on our puny display.
The present puny partitions are not strong enough and can be kicked out by drug-fuelled morons and drivers can be seriously injured or killed.
In fact, Tony Blair's rather puny "101 per cent" may have helped in bringing the general rate down to more manageable levels.
And though the orchestra had a rich, big sound, Chang's tone was almost puny.
delicate, backward, and puny," writes the journalist Stephen S.
There he was, last week, muscling his puny way on to national radio, desperate for his voice to be heard across the country (yet again).
She didn't make it but she takes the reader through an alternately comic and grueling visit to executive career coaches, job fairs for $200,000 + salary seekers, proselytizing evangelical networking seminars, and motivational gurus who she exposes like the puny Wizard of Oz behind the curtain.
Puny and defenseless, they're almost obliterated by the technological maelstrom that surrounds them.
Finally, there's a shot of my two daughters, arms around each others' necks, proudly displaying a puny little bullhead that got tangled in their line while fishing off the Berkeley pier.
As many have noted before me: If God cares about our puny species, then disasters prove that he is not all-powerful; and if he is all-powerful, then clearly he doesn't give a damn.
The Fed's puny rate increases pale in comparison to the interest spiking potential of the twin deficits--in trade and the federal budget.