runtiness
noun see runt

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • runtiness — See runt. * * * …   Universalium

  • runtiness — rÊŒntɪnɪs n. dwarfism, state of being unusually small, state of being a midget …   English contemporary dictionary

  • runtiness — runt·i·ness …   English syllables

  • runtiness — noun smallness of stature • Syn: ↑puniness, ↑stuntedness • Derivationally related forms: ↑stunted (for: ↑stuntedness), ↑runty, ↑puny ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • runty — runtiness, n. /run tee/, adj., runtier, runtiest. stunted; dwarfish: The runty puppy seems the most playful of the litter. [1800 10; RUNT + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • runty — adjective 1. well below average height • Syn: ↑pint size, ↑pint sized, ↑sawed off, ↑sawn off • Similar to: ↑short, ↑little • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • stuntedness — noun smallness of stature • Syn: ↑puniness, ↑runtiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑stunted, ↑runty (for: ↑runtiness), ↑puny ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • runt — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1501 1. chiefly Scottish a hardened stalk or stem of a plant 2. an animal unusually small of its kind; especially the smallest of a litter of pigs 3. a person of small stature • runtiness noun • runtish… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thinness — n 1. leanness, spareness, attenuation, skinniness; narrowness, slenderness, slimness, gracili ty, gracileness, slightness; gauntness, lankness, lankiness, boniness; scrawniness, scragginess, scrubbiness, puniness, runtiness, smallness. 2.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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