runty
adjective see runt

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Runty — Runt y, a. Like a runt; diminutive; mean. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • runty — adjective a) having the characteristics of a runt From the light above us thin shadows flickered and a runty little image of the defiance in front of me fell on to the table. [...] The little runt was still singed and groggy [...] b) diminutive… …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • runty — runt ► NOUN ▪ a small pig or other animal, especially the smallest in a litter. DERIVATIVES runtish adjective runty adjective. ORIGIN originally in the sense «old or decayed tree stump», later «small ox or cow»: of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • runty — Synonyms and related words: Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, couchant, crouched, debased, depressed, dumpy, dwarf, dwarfed, dwarfish, elfin, flat, incipient, knee high, knocked flat, laid low, low, low built, low hung, low level, low leveled, low lying,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • runty — rÊŒntɪ adj. unusually small, dwarfish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • runty — /ˈrʌnti/ (say runtee) adjective (runtier, runtiest) stunted; dwarfish. {runt + y1} –runtiness, noun …   Australian 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

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

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

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