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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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.
Unfortunately, the planet's hostility extends to the poor, puny spacecraft sent by humans.
But against the broader backdrop of the U.S. economy, the NRA’s membership is puny.
This principle gives the court, whose budget is a puny $5m, the power, in theory at least, to compel signatories of the human-rights convention to change their constitutions and laws.
After averaging 30 assists in the first three games (and 29.3 during the regular season), the Warriors had a puny 19 assists Sunday.
But this Easy Eye tour is all about leading a killer band of musicians who make his resume look puny in comparison.
Too many people confuse the match max with the max, and that results in puny retirement account balances.
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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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