One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘we grew up puny, with bad chests’
undersized, underdeveloped, undernourished, underfed, stunted, slight, small, little, diminutive, dwarfish, pygmy
weak, feeble, weakly, sickly, delicate, frail, fragile
informal weedy, pint-sized
2‘the men were jeering at the villagers' puny efforts to save their homes’
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
significant, sizeable, substantial
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