Dwarfish Dwarf"ish, a. Like a dwarf; below the common stature or size; very small; petty; as, a dwarfish animal, shrub. -- {Dwarf"ish*ly}, adv. -- {Dwarf"ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • dwarfishly — adverb see dwarf I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dwarfishly — dwarf·ish·ly …   English syllables

  • dwarfishly — adverb see dwarfish * * * dwarfˈishly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑dwarf …   Useful english dictionary

  • dwarfish — dwarfishly, adv. dwarfishness, n. /dwawr fish/, adj. like a dwarf, esp. in being abnormally small; diminutive. [1555 65; DWARF + ISH1] Syn. pygmy, tiny, stunted, runty. * * * …   Universalium

  • dwarf — I. noun (plural dwarfs; also dwarves) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English dwerg, dwerf, from Old English dweorg, dweorh; akin to Old High German twerg dwarf Date: before 12th century 1. a. a person of unusually small stature;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dwarfish — /ˈdwɔfɪʃ/ (say dwawfish) adjective like a dwarf; below the ordinary stature or size; diminutive. –dwarfishly, adverb –dwarfishness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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