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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Small puncture (as if made by a pin); A minor annoyance.

Usage examples (36)
  • He made it clear that this would not be what many have termed a pinprick, but a sustained operation.
  • Not only that, it turned out that the British "pinprick" strategy was beneficial.
  • General Wald, for one, suggests that Israeli action may be little more than a "pinprick".
  • While this may involve some pain, it is like a "pinprick" compared to the suffering involved when one does not diversify. for more
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