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.
Recent Examples of puny from the Web
To watch you through the essay, trying to keep going and living and… the word healing is so puny in the face of such a loss.
Back then, Meridian was a puny 9,596, or just a little bigger than tiny Middleton is today.
Well this Omnibus orgy of spending dedicates a puny $641 million to something called border reinforcements.
There are big robots, monsters, and plenty of battles between the former and the latter; and there’s the barest dash of exposition about the emotional lives of the puny people inside the Jaegers.
Your puny waves may be too weak to register with LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, but LIGO can pick up the stretching and squeezing of spacetime that happens when, say, black holes crash into each other.
Many in the nascent tech industry didn’t foresee the rise of the personal computer and thought it laughable that people would want a small computer, with its puny processing power, in their home.
China is puny in semiconductors and business-facing software.
Haas scored Purdue’s first six points, with three textbook back-to-the-basket moves on Michigan's comparatively puny 6-11, 245-pound Moritz Wagner.
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bantam, diminutive, dinky, dwarfish, fine, Lilliputian, little, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket, pocket-size (also pocket-sized), pygmy, shrimpy, slight, small, smallish, subnormal, toylike, undersized (also undersize);
big, biggish, considerable, goodly, grand, great, handsome, husky, king-size (or king-sized), large, largish, outsize (also outsized), overscale (or overscaled), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, whacking, whopping;
cavernous, colossal, elephantine, enormous, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, gross, herculean, heroic (also heroical), huge, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, mammoth, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, prodigious, staggering, stupendous, titanic, tremendous, vast;
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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