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adjective as in cramped

Strong match

Weak matches

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Example Sentences

Actually flying it to the moon will be another matter, and Peregrine’s trip to the lunar surface will be a comparatively patient and poky one.

From Time

The spot was miles from anywhere, on the side of a hill whose poky desert plants scrape anyone who walks by, and over which wild horses keep watch.

The partners’ goal was making underwriting, the poky part in the middle, fully electronic.

From Fortune

“Come on,” she urged the poky car as it struggled up the slope.

It's rather a poky place, you know, mamma, and in India I suppose the houses are all enormous.

It is monstrous to think of burying his talents in a poky little hole like Whitford.

We used to have a house, of course, before uncle died, and you know how poky rooms seem after that.

The children are behaving as well as can be, and Sykes too; and it's not a poky house, by any means.

Somehow Ebenezer did not seem just a poky old farm horse, as Twinkleheels had always regarded him.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to poky, such as: small, confined, and shabby.

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