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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An unusually small individual.

Usage examples (34)
  • To be upset by such a pigmy was the height of mortification.
  • The creatures lived on an island - a kind of pigmy Jurassic Park - and were up to eight times smaller than some of their mainland cousins.
  • Contract their giant bulks, and shrink to pigmy size.
  • Thou'rt but a pigmy still; thy race shall soon be run. for more
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