Definition of Stunted

1. Adjective. Inferior in size or quality. "Old stunted thorn trees"

Exact synonyms: Scrawny, Scrubby
Similar to: Inferior
Derivative terms: Scrawniness, Scrubbiness, Stuntedness



Definition of Stunted

1. a. Dwarfed.

Definition of Stunted

1. Verb. (past of stunt) ¹

2. Adjective. prevented from growing or developing ¹

3. Adjective. (medicine) low height-for-age (for a person). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stunted

1. stunt [v] - See also: stunt

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stunted

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stuns
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stunt man
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stunted (current term)
stuntedly
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Literary usage of Stunted

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1. The Journal of Comparative Neurology and Psychology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1908)
"Therefore the possibility of obtaining permanently stunted rats by means of ... The most conspicuous external differences between normal and stunted rats as ..."

2. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"stunted growth. Growth under continuous and interrupted illumination. Assimilation in continuous sunlight. Histological peculiarities caused by continuous ..."

3. The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler, Richard Alexander Streatfeild (1916)
"Unless for short times under exceptional circumstances, he should not even see things that have been stunted or starved, much less should he eat meat that ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Much of it is a treeless and barren waste covered with salt lakes or brackish pools, and with a stunted growth of saline brush, wormwood, sage, and fern. ..."

5. The Races of Europe: A Sociological Study (Lowell Institute Lectures) by William Zebina Ripley (1899)
"East Indies the very tall and light Polynesians shade off almost imperceptibly in stature through Melanesia into the stunted Papuans. ..."

6. Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River by George Back (1836)
"stunted Pines. — Encampment. — Difficulty in tracing our Route. — News from Mr. McLeod. — A Snow Storm. — Fires lighted on the Hills. ..."

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