Meaning of “puny” in the English Dictionary

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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)