- like a dwarf, especially in being abnormally small; diminutive.
Origin of dwarfish
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pygmy, tiny, stunted, runty.
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Examples from the Web for dwarfish
It was a primrose—a dwarfish thing, but perfect in shape—a baby-wonder.At the Back of the North Wind
At the door they found the dwarfish Grasshopper with Black Bess.Rookwood
William Harrison Ainsworth
The vegetation, as might be supposed, is scant, or at least dwarfish.The Short-story
William Patterson Atkinson
The oak is left behind, and the pine grows stunted and dwarfish.The Rifle Rangers
Captain Mayne Reid
A fine, dwarfish, curled variety, long cultivated in England.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America
Word Origin and History for dwarfish
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