dwarfish

dwarfish

[dwawr-fish]
adjective
like a dwarf, especially in being abnormally small; diminutive.

Origin:
1555–65; dwarf + -ish1

dwarfishly, adverb
dwarfishness, noun


pygmy, tiny, stunted, runty.
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dwarf (dwɔːf)
 
n , pl dwarfs, dwarves
1.  Compare midget an abnormally undersized person, esp one with a large head and short arms and legs
2.  a.  an animal or plant much below the average height for the species
 b.  (as modifier): a dwarf tree
3.  (in folklore) a small ugly manlike creature, often possessing magical powers
4.  astronomy short for dwarf star
 
vb
5.  to become or cause to become comparatively small in size, importance, etc
6.  (tr) to stunt the growth of
 
[Old English dweorg; related to Old Norse dvergr, Old High German twerc]
 
'dwarfish
 
adj
 
'dwarfishly
 
adv
 
'dwarfishness
 
n

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