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puny

adjective uk   /ˈpjuː.ni/ us  
small; weak; not effective: a puny little man My car only has a puny little engine. The party's share of the vote rose from a puny 13 percent in the last election to 21 percent this time.
Translations of “puny”
in Korean 작고 연약한…
in Arabic سَقيم…
in French chétif…
in Turkish zayıf, çelimsiz, ufak tefek…
in Italian gracile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小的, 弱的, 微不足道的…
in Russian тщедушный, хилый…
in Polish mizerny…
in Spanish débil, flojo…
in Portuguese franzino, insignificante…
in German schwächlich…
in Catalan escarransit, escanyolit…
in Japanese 小さくて弱い, 弱々しい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小的, 弱的, 微不足道的…
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