Synonyms of puny in English:

puny


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adjective

1‘we grew up puny, with bad chests’

SYNONYMS
undersized, underdeveloped, undernourished, underfed, stunted, slight, small, little, diminutive, dwarfish, pygmy
weak, feeble, weakly, sickly, delicate, frail, fragile
informal weedy, pint-sized
ANTONYMS

strong, sturdy

2‘the men were jeering at the villagers' puny efforts to save their homes’

SYNONYMS
pitiful, pitiable, inadequate, negligible, insufficient, scant, scanty, derisory, miserable, sorry, wretched, meagre, paltry, trifling, trivial, insignificant, inconsequential, petty
informal pathetic, measly, piddling, piffling, mingy, dinky
British informal poxy
rare exiguous
ANTONYMS

significant, sizeable, substantial