Synonyms of puny in English:

puny


See definition of puny

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, poxy, dinky

rare exiguous

ANTONYMS

significant, sizeable, substantial