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pygmy

adjective

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  1. of a size that is less than average a pygmy elephant Synonyms of pygmy 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)Words Related to pygmy 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 of pygmy 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 of pygmy 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

noun
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 of pygmy diminutive, midget, mite, peewee, dwarf (also pigmy), runt, scrub, shrimp, Tom ThumbWords Related to pygmy nubbin; mini, miniature; bantam; homunculus, hop-o'-my-thumb, manikin (also mannikin); half-pintNear Antonyms of pygmy whale, whopperAntonyms of pygmy 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 of pygmy cipher, dwarf, half-pint, insect, insignificancy, lightweight, morsel, nonentity, nothing, nullity, number, pip-squeak, nobody (also pigmy), shrimp, snippersnapper, twerp, whippersnapper, zero, zilchWords Related to pygmy no-name, noncelebrity; least; inferior, mediocrity, obscurity; figurehead, puppet; nonpersonNear Antonyms of pygmy chief, head, lead, leader; celebrity, luminary, notable, personality, planet, star, superstar; authority, superior; great power, party, powerAntonyms of pygmy big shot, big wheel, bigwig, eminence, figure, kahuna, kingpin, magnate, nabob, personage, somebody, VIP


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