Examples of puny in a Sentence
I wouldn't mess with him—he makes bodybuilders look puny in comparison.
We laughed at their puny attempt to trick us.
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But this is just the toll from a bomb that is puny compared to modern nuclear missiles.
But one thing is for sure: This ain't no puny potato gun.
Their might and godliness exist independently of our puny mortal morality.
With 300,000 people expected to converge on Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, Kirk Dooley’s forces are puny by comparison.
Peralta put together a 2.63 ERA, struck out a whopping 169 hitters – most in the system – in only 120 innings, and limited opponents to a puny .178 batting average.
Rascoff sees Zillow making $3,500 on a $250,000 home, a puny 1.4% profit.
As a result, our local horse tracks are puny and sad.
India is a massive market with relatively puny e-commerce volume and therefore a must-have opportunity for the world’s biggest retailers.
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PUNY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of puny for English Language Learners
: small and weak
: not very large, impressive, or effective
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