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pygmy

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of a size that is less than average
  • a pygmy elephant

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pygmy

noun
variants: also pigmy

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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

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2 a person of no importance or influence
  • regrettably, most of the candidates for the party's nomination that year were political pygmies

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“Pygmy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pygmy. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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