What is another word for dwarfish?

Pronunciation: [dwˈɔːfɪʃ] (IPA)

Dwarfish is an adjective used to describe something that is small in size, often in a negative connotation. However, there are several other words that can be used as synonyms for dwarfish. Some of these include diminutive, petite, tiny, miniature, wee, lap-sized, pocket-sized, undersized, short and stunted. When describing someone's stature or height, words like low, squat, and undersized may also be used to convey a dwarfish appearance. It is important to note that these synonyms are not always negative and can be used in a positive manner. For instance, petite is commonly used for describing fashion for women, while miniature can be employed for miniature artworks.

Synonyms for Dwarfish:

What are the hypernyms for Dwarfish?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for dwarfish?

Dwarfish is an adjective that describes something small, stunted, or undersized. In contrast, the antonyms for dwarfish are colossal, gigantic, towering, and immense, which means something is enormous, massive, or humongous. These words highlight the vast difference in size and proportion between dwarfish and its antonyms. While dwarfish is a term used to describe something small and inferior, colossal, gigantic, and towering are words used to depict massive structures, towering figures, and overwhelming forces. Thus, the antonyms for dwarfish provide a stark contrast and emphasize the difference between something small and something towering or colossal.

Usage examples for Dwarfish

These dwarfish people are jealous of men and very proud of what they can do.
"Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks"
William Elliot Griffis
He had expected Pinto to walk in with one or more of his colleagues, but instead he saw the dwarfish creature who had handed him the paper bearing the Duke's emblem.
"The Gray Phantom's Return"
Herman Landon
A large swelling at the back told that the little man had put far more force behind the blow than one would have thought it possible for such a dwarfish creature to exert.
"The Gray Phantom's Return"
Herman Landon

Famous quotes with Dwarfish

  • These mountains appear to be almost entirely composed of stratas of rock of various colours (mostly red) and are partially covered with a dwarfish growth of pine and cedar, which are the only species of timber to be seen.
    William Henry Ashley
  • What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • I do not pretend to know precisely what is on foot there; but I think it pretty evident that there is a very free communication between that country and this body, and unless I am greatly mistaken, I see the dwarfish medium by which that communication is kept up.
    Benjamin F. Wade
  • What is an epigram A dwarfish whole, its body brevity, and wit its soul.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • I was able to compare the sexual equipment of the various men I made love with and there were amazing differences, in both length and massiveness. One handsome married man, who used to arrive with two Danishes from a very good bakery, had a penis about the size and shape of a lead pencil; he shall remain nameless. In my experience there was usually a relation to height, as Philip Rahv and Bill Mangold, both tall men, bore out. There may be dwarfish men with monstrously large organs, but I have never known one. It was not until later, after my second divorce, that I met an impotent man or a pervert (two of the latter)... None of my partners, the reader will be relieved to hear, had a venereal disease.
    Mary McCarthy

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