puniness
noun see puny

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Puniness — Pu ni*ness, n. The quality or state of being puny; littleness; pettiness; feebleness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • puniness — [pyo͞o′nē nis] n. puny quality or condition …   English World dictionary

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

  • puniness — noun The quality of being puny …   Wiktionary

  • puniness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being infirm or physically weak: debility, decrepitude, delicacy, delicateness, feebleness, flimsiness, fragileness, fragility, frailness, frailty, infirmity, insubstantiality, unsoundness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • puniness — pu·ni·ness || pjuːnɪnɪs n. weakness, feebleness; triviality, pettiness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • puniness — n. Littleness, pettiness, smallness with feebleness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • puniness — pu·ni·ness …   English syllables

  • puniness — noun 1. the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous • Syn: ↑pettiness, ↑triviality, ↑slightness • Derivationally related forms: ↑puny, ↑trivial (for: ↑triviality), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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