punily
adverb see puny

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • punily — puny ► ADJECTIVE (punier, puniest) 1) small and weak. 2) meagre. DERIVATIVES punily adverb puniness noun. ORIGIN phonetic spelling of PUISNE(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • punily — See puny. * * * …   Universalium

  • punily — adverb In a puny fashion …   Wiktionary

  • punily — pjuːnɪlɪ adv. weakly, feebly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • punily — pu·ni·ly …   English syllables

  • punily — adverb in a puny manner • Derived from adjective: ↑puny …   Useful english dictionary

  • puny — punily, adv. puniness, n. /pyooh nee/, adj., punier, puniest. 1. of less than normal size and strength; weak. 2. unimportant; insignificant; petty or minor: a puny excuse. 3. Obs. puisne. [1540 50; sp. var. of PUISNE] * * * …   Universalium

  • puny — adjective (punier; est) Etymology: Anglo French puisné younger, weakly, literally, born afterward, from puis afterward + né born Date: 1593 slight or inferior in power, size, or importance ; weak • punily adverb • puniness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • puniness — [pyo͞o′nē nis] n. puny quality or condition * * * See punily. * * * …   Universalium

  • poorly — Synonyms and related words: abjectly, abominably, ailing, arrantly, atrociously, badly, basely, below par, commonly, contemptibly, crudely, despicably, execrably, flagrantly, foully, frugally, grossly, heinously, improperly, inadeptly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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