Definition of puny:
bad, small, Lilliputian, gangling, strong, pitiful, toylike, frail, weak, skinny, poor, flimsy, sawed-off, gaunt, dinky, undersized, emaciated, half-pint, dire, insubstantial, subnormal, fragile, big, low-grade, pint-sized, excess, underweight, be (all) skin and bone(s), decrepit, runty, embarrassing, crap, skimpy, measly, fine, weakly, lanky, exiguous, terrible, second-rate, thin, pint-size, anorexic, little, shrimpy, pocket-size, pygmy, sparse, unsubstantial, unsound, feeble, sawn-off, infirm, disgraceful.
- feeble (part of speech: adjective)
- short (part of speech: adjective)
small (part of speech: adjective)
- little (part of speech: adjective)
- "King Spruce, A Novel", Holman Day.
Nevertheless, I must here state that the scene related, innocent as it was, and, as one would naturally imagine, of puny consequence, if any, did no less a thing than, subsequently, to precipitate the Protestant Countess de Saldar into the bosom of the Roman Catholic Church.- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- "Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road", Katharine Lee Bates.