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dwarf

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dwarf

  1. 1 a living thing much smaller than others of its kind <Shetland ponies are the dwarfs of the horse world> Synonyms diminutive, midget, mite, peewee, pygmy (also pigmy), runt, scrub, shrimp, Tom Thumb Related Words nubbin; mini, miniature; bantam; homunculus, hop-o'-my-thumb, manikin (also mannikin); half-pint Near Antonyms whale, whopper Antonyms behemoth, colossus, giant, jumbo, leviathan, mammoth, monster, titan

  2. 2 an imaginary being usually having a small human form and magical powers <Snow White and the seven dwarfs> Synonyms brownie, fairy, elf, faerie (also faery), fay, gnome, goblin, gremlin, hobgoblin, kobold, leprechaun, pixie (also pixy), puck, sprite, trollRelated Words little people; kelpie, nixie; changeling; imp; banshee, ghoul, hag, ogre

  3. 3 a person of no importance or influence <it would be ridiculous to compare the two sculptors—one's a giant of the art world and the other's a dwarf> Synonyms cipher, nobody, half-pint, insect, insignificancy, lightweight, morsel, nonentity, nothing, nullity, number, pip-squeak, pygmy (also pigmy), shrimp, snippersnapper, twerp, whippersnapper, zero, zilchRelated Words no-name, noncelebrity; least; inferior, mediocrity, obscurity; figurehead, puppet; nonpersonNear Antonyms chief, head, lead, leader; celebrity, luminary, notable, personality, planet, star, superstar; authority, superior; great power, party, powerAntonyms big shot, big wheel, bigwig, eminence, figure, kahuna, kingpin, magnate, nabob, personage, somebody, VIP




dwarf

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dwarf

  1. to hold back the normal growth of <shrubs dwarfed by the lack of water> Synonyms stunt, suppressRelated Words arrest, catch, check, halt, hold up, stall, stay, still, stop; balk, block, hold back, impede, obstruct, stem; diminish, downsize, shrinkNear Antonyms advance, boost, encourage, forward, foster, nourish, nurture, promote




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