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Definition of Puny

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weak, feeble; small, little; trivial, petty
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Imperfectly developed in size or vigor; small and feeble; inferior; petty.
A youth; a novice.
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\pu"ny\ (?), a. [compar. punier (?); superl. puniest.] [f. puîté younger, later born, of. puisné; puis afterwards (l. post; see post-) + né 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. breezes laugh to scorn our puny speed.
\pu"ny\ (?), n. a youth; a novice. [r.]

JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Goachol = a. somewhat puny
Gwrachell = n. a puny dwarf
WordNet 2.0

1. inferior in strength or significance; "a puny physique"; "puny excuses"
(similar) weak
2. (used especially of persons) of inferior size
(synonym) runty, shrimpy
(similar) small, little
Puny Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Puisne (; from Old French puisné, modern puîné, later born, younger (and thence, inferior); Lat. postea, afterwards, and natus, born) is a legal term of art used mainly in British English meaning "inferior in rank". It is pronounced like the word puny. That word, in the anglicized spelling, has become an adjective meaning weak or undersized.

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