|part of speech:
||exceptionally small, weak, or insignificant.
He'd eaten little while in the hospital, and his arms had become puny.I don't want to hear any more of your puny excuses; just get the job done.She felt puny in her first meeting with all the bigwigs of the company.
- feeble, weak
- beefy, burly, herculean, husky, mighty, sinewy, strong, sturdy
- similar words:
- delicate, dwarfish, flimsy, fragile, frail, insignificant, paltry, poor, scrub, slight, small, stunted, trivial, underdeveloped, undersized
||diminutive, frugal, little, meager, petty, scanty, scrawny, thin, trifling, weak