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synonyms for puny

  • feeble
  • frail
  • inconsequential
  • measly
  • paltry
  • tiny
  • trivial
  • diminutive
  • fragile
  • half-pint
  • inferior
  • infirm
  • little
  • minor
  • niggling
  • nothing
  • peanut
  • peewee
  • petty
  • picayune
  • piddling
  • pint-sized
  • runt
  • shrimp
  • small time
  • small-fry
  • stunted
  • trifling
  • two-bit
  • unconsequential
  • underfed
  • undersized
  • undeveloped
  • unsound
  • unsubstantial
  • weak
  • weakly
  • wee
  • worthless
  • zero
  • zilch
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antonyms for puny

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  • important
  • significant
  • strong
  • big
  • giant
  • huge
  • large
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Joey was puny and hairless as ever, but in Rose's face as she looked at him there was a flush of maternal tenderness and gravity.
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It can set him up with a semblance of bodily strength, when otherwise he would be puny and fragile.
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