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How to Pronounce puniness?

Correct pronunciation for the word "puniness" is [pjˈuːninəs], [pjˈuːninəs], [p_j_ˈuː_n_i_n_ə_s].

"Puniness" in context

Puniness is the quality of being small and insignificant. It can be seen as a physical trait associated with shortness or overall petite size in comparison to other people, or it can also refer to a lack of power or influence. For instance, someone who is small and weak might be described as puny compared to another who is larger and stronger. All too often, the idea of puniness implies a negative connotation, particularly when it comes to physical appearance.

Unfortunately, small people are often made to feel inferior or insignificant by larger people.

What are similar-sounding words for puniness?

Usage over time for puniness:

This graph shows how "puniness" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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