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puny

adjective uk   us   /ˈpjuː.ni/
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 Arabic سَقيم…
in Korean 작고 연약한…
in Malaysian kecil dan lemah…
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 Vietnamese yếu đuối…
in Spanish débil, flojo…
in Portuguese franzino, insignificante…
in Thai เล็กและอ่อนแอ…
in German schwächlich…
in Catalan escarransit, escanyolit…
in Japanese 小さくて弱い, 弱々しい…
in Indonesian kecil dan lemah…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小的, 弱的, 微不足道的…
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