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noun as in something small for its kind

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No one cared that it was the runt of the solar system, with a moon half its size.

And by military standards and compared with everyone who was around there—he was a runt.

"Here's my authority, yuh blasted runt," he yelled, and jerked his six-shooter to a level with the policeman's breast.

Never since I was a little runt—did I—never cried in thirty years—and here I am-leaking like a pail!

"The darned little greasy-faced runt," he mumbled rebelliously, and immediately felt the better for it.

She had betrayed such a liking for him that the miserable runt of a Little Willie had been jealous.

That troop has a miserable runt of a fice, and he's smart the same as such pups often are.


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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to runt, such as: half-pint, homunculus, lilliputian, mite, peewee, and punk.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.