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Meaning of “puny” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of puny from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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punyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈpju·ni/
small and ​weak, or not ​effective: Don’t ​tell me you’re ​afraid of that puny little ​kid. In 1981, ​computers were puny ​compared with today’s ​machines.
(Definition of puny from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “puny”
in Korean 작고 연약한…
in Arabic سَقيم…
in Malaysian kecil dan lemah…
in French chétif…
in Russian тщедушный, хилый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小的, 弱的, 微不足道的…
in Italian gracile…
in Turkish zayıf, çelimsiz, ufak tefek…
in Polish mizerny…
in Spanish débil, flojo…
in Vietnamese yếu đuối…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 小的, 弱的, 微不足道的…
in Indonesian kecil dan lemah…
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