adjective, pu·ni·er, pu·ni·est.
1. of less than normal size and strength; weak.
2. unimportant; insignificant; petty or minor: a puny excuse.
3. slight or inferior in power, size, or importance
I wouldn't mess with them—they make bodybuilders look puny in comparison.
We laughed at their puny attempt to trick us.
Anglo-French puisné younger, weakly, literally, born afterward, from puis afterward + né born
bantam, diminutive, dinky, dwarfish, fine, half-pint, Lilliputian, little, pint-size (or pint-sized),
pocket, pocket-size (also pocket-sized), small, pygmy, shrimpy, slight, smallish, subnormal,
toylike, undersized (also undersize)
big, biggish, considerable, goodly, grand, great, handsome, husky, king-size (or king-sized),
large, largish, outsize (also outsized), overscale (or overscaled), oversize (or oversized), sizable
(or sizeable), substantial, tidy, whacking, whopping
MUNI, gooney, loonie, loony, Moonie, moony, puisne, spoony, swoony, Zuni