like a dwarf, especially in being abnormally small; diminutive.
- dwarf·ish·ly, adverb
- dwarf·ish·ness, noun
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How to use dwarfish in a sentence
While browsing a Beverly Hills record store he was approached by a “weird dwarfish man with huge eyeglasses”.The Week in Death: George Jacobs, Sinatra’s Domestic Confidant | The Telegraph | February 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Dialect is the elf rather than the genius of place, and a dwarfish master of the magic of local things.Ceres' Runaway | Alice Meynell
These men are described as small and dwarfish in appearance and as possessing Eskimo characteristics.The Myths of the North American Indians | Lewis Spence
And the foremost of the troop, a thick dwarfish man with a huge two-handed sword, stood aside.The Long Night | Stanley Weyman
A quaint dwarfish figure, crippled but full of vigour, stumped up to the platform.The Major | Ralph Connor
Besides the extraordinary great in every species, the opposite to this, the dwarfish and diminutive, ought to be considered.