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inferior in strength or significance

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(used especially of persons) of inferior size

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Harper said it could explain why male TV and film stars often seemed smaller and punier in real life.
Grimsby, still not quite sure of another season in the section, have a medium-strength Division One defence and a punier than normal attack.
In marked contrast to his notoriously scornful rejection of another 1913 novel, a certain Swann's Way, his endorsement of Jean Barois couldn't have been warmer: "A punier sans hesiter," he urged Gallimard.
Even if they still look like their nutritionally punier forebears, the products are at least conceptually new.
The 5" roller-bearing rubber wheels keep you on the straight-and-narrow, and the stability is rock-solid, unlike competitors' punier models that easily tip over.
The small-cast, one-set, cheap-to-produce, American domestic drama that's been our staple for the past decade or more looks even punier next to the new epic: the great, groping, revisionist, American history play.
Niehr, "Religion in den Konigreichen der Aramaer Syriens," in Religionen in der Urnwelt des Allen Testaments 11: Phoni-zier, Punier, Aramaer (Stuttgart: W.
Once upon other times, Corrie was Queen of soap operas, streets ahead of its punier rivals.
Crows that took home the best nutritional formula used by specialists in nursing orphan chicks ended up with noticeably punier youngsters than neighbors relying entirely on wild food.
The result is that blokes in the 1990s have larger brain capacity than ever - but punier bodies.
Fiddler crabs will do battle to help a punier rival, a report in the May American Naturalist concludes.