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dwarfish

[dwawr-fish] /ˈdwɔr fɪʃ/
adjective
1.
like a dwarf, especially in being abnormally small; diminutive.
Origin of dwarfish
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65; dwarf + -ish1
Related forms
dwarfishly, adverb
dwarfishness, noun
Synonyms
pygmy, tiny, stunted, runty.
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adj.

1560s, from dwarf (n.) + -ish. Related: Dwarfishly; dwarfishness.

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