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pygmy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of pygmy

  1. of a size that is less than average a pygmy elephant Synonyms bantam, diminutive, dinky, dwarfish, fine, half-pint, Lilliputian, little, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket, pocket-size (also pocket-sized), puny, small, shrimpy, slight, smallish, subnormal, toylike, undersized (also undersize)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), capsuleNear 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, sufficientAntonyms 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


pygmy

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variants: also

pigmy

Synonyms and Antonyms of pygmy

  1. 1 a living thing much smaller than others of its kind hummingbirds may be the pygmies of the avian world, but what they lack in size they make up for in beauty Synonyms diminutive, midget, mite, peewee, dwarf (also pigmy), runt, scrub, shrimp, Tom ThumbRelated Words nubbin; mini, miniature; bantam; homunculus, hop-o'-my-thumb, manikin (also mannikin); half-pintNear Antonyms whale, whopperAntonyms behemoth, colossus, giant, jumbo, leviathan, mammoth, monster, titan

  2. 2 a person of no importance or influence regrettably, most of the candidates for the party's nomination that year were political pygmies Synonyms cipher, dwarf, half-pint, insect, insignificancy, lightweight, morsel, nonentity, nothing, nullity, number, pip-squeak, nobody (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


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