Pu"ny (?), a. [Compar. Punier (?); superl. Puniest.] [F. puit'e younger, later born, OF. puisn'e; puis afterwards (L. post; see Post-) + n'e born, L. natus. See Natal, and cf. Puisne.]

Imperfectly developed in size or vigor; small and feeble; inferior; petty.

A puny subject strikes at thy great glory. Shak.

Breezes laugh to scorn our puny speed. Keble.

 

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Pu"ny (?), n.

A youth; a novice.

[R.]

Fuller.

 

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