subnormal

adjective sub·nor·mal \ -ˈnȯr-məl \

Definition of subnormal

1 : lower or smaller than normal
2 : having less of something and especially of intelligence than is normal

subnormality

play \ˌsəb-nȯr-ˈma-lə-tē\ noun

subnormally

play \ˌsəb-ˈnȯr-mə-lē\ adverb

Examples of subnormal in a Sentence

  1. subnormal levels of vitamin C

  2. people who are subnormal in insulin production

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Origin and Etymology of subnormal

International Scientific Vocabulary

subnormal Synonyms

Synonyms
bantam, diminutive, dinky, dwarfish, fine, half-pint, Lilliputian, little, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket, pocket-size (also pocket-sized), puny, pygmy, shrimpy, slight, smallish, small, toylike, undersized (also undersize)
Antonyms
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
Related Words
dwarf, toy; runtish, runty, scrubby, stunted; bitty, inappreciable, infinitesimal, little bitty, micro, microscopic (also microscopical), mini, miniature, miniaturized, minikin, minim, minuscule, minute, pinpoint, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee, weeny (also weensy); meager (or meagre), niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, skimp, skimpy, slender, slim, spare, sparse, stingy; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, wanting; bite-size (also bite-sized), capsule
Near Antonyms
bulky, hefty, hulking, massive, voluminous; boxcar, Brobdingnagian, Bunyanesque, cavernous, colossal, cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, galactic, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, gross, Himalayan, herculean, heroic (also heroical), huge, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, leviathan, mammoth, monolithic, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, pharaonic, prodigious, staggering, stupendous, titanic, tremendous, vast; abundant, ample, appreciable, bountiful, copious, generous, healthy, liberal, plenteous, plentiful; fat, thick; broad, wide; boundless, cosmic (also cosmical), immeasurable, incalculable, infinite; adequate, enough, sufficient

SUBNORMAL Defined for English Language Learners

subnormal

adjective

Definition of subnormal for English Language Learners

  • : lower or smaller than normal

  • : having less of something than is normal


Medical Dictionary

subnormal

adjective sub·nor·mal \ ˌsəb-ˈnȯr-məl \

medical Definition of subnormal

1 : lower or smaller than normal
  • a subnormal temperature
2 : having less of something and especially of intelligence than is normal

subnormality

play \ˌsəb-nȯr-ˈmal-ət-ē\ noun plural -ties


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