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puny

  

      adj   , -nier, -niest  
1    having a small physique or weakly constitution  
2    paltry; insignificant  
     (C16: from Old French puisne puisne)  
  punily      adv  
  puniness      n  
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puny

  
1    diminutive, dwarfish, feeble, frail, little, pint-sized     (informal)   pygmy or pigmy, sickly, stunted, tiny, underfed, undersized, undeveloped, weak, weakly  
2    inconsequential, inferior, insignificant, minor, paltry, petty, piddling     (informal)   trifling, trivial, worthless  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    brawny, burly, healthy, hefty     (informal)   husky     (informal)   powerful, robust, strong, sturdy, well-built, well-developed  

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punty, pun, punchy, punily

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