Definition of Puniness

1. Noun. The quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous.

Exact synonyms: Pettiness, Slightness, Triviality
Generic synonyms: Unimportance
Specialized synonyms: Joke
Derivative terms: Petty, Puny, Slight, Trivial



2. Noun. Smallness of stature.
Exact synonyms: Runtiness, Stuntedness
Generic synonyms: Littleness, Smallness
Derivative terms: Puny, Runty, Runty, Stunted

Definition of Puniness

1. n. The quality or state of being puny; littleness; pettiness; feebleness.

Definition of Puniness

1. Noun. The quality of being puny ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Puniness

1. the state of being puny [n -ES]

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Literary usage of Puniness

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1. The Laws of Heredity by George Archdall O'Brien Reid (1910)
"Second, we may infer that the puniness of the children is due, not to the deterioration of the germ-plasm, but merely to inferior development resulting from ..."

2. White Fang by Jack London (1906)
"Out of his puniness and fright he challenged and menaced the whole wide world. Nothing happened. He continued to gaze, and in his interest he forgot to ..."

3. The History of the Balkan Peninsula: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Ferdinand Schevill (1922)
"As for its successor, the puny empire of Constantinople, we have traced the circumstances of its birth and set down convincing reasons for its puniness. ..."

4. Critical Miscellanies by John Morley (1908)
"... something even of the same contemptuous despair, the same sense of the puniness of man in the centre of a cruel and frowning universe; but there is in ..."

5. Critical Miscellanies by John Morley (1898)
"... something even of the same contemptuous despair, the same sense of the puniness of man in the centre of a cruel and frowning universe; but there is in ..."

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