Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being stunted or dwarfed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being stunted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. smallness of stature

Etymologies

stunted +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And neither are we without sympathy for him: for his emotional stuntedness, his besetting blandness and his rather understandable desire to pre-empt catastrophe before it hunts him down.

    The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

  • It stood, somehow, for all that chafed and irritated him here -- the moral, mental, and physical stuntedness of the people -- their petty ambitions, petty jealousies, petty quarrels, petty virtues.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908

  • Schwartz doesn't overplay or underplay; instead, he cedes the stage to his characters, be they the Arnos; the now-18-year-old Emma Learner, who is navigating the tricky intersection of intellectual maturity and emotional stuntedness; or Penny, a literature prof who wants to be Dwight's new love interest but senses a chasm deeper than she can fathom.

    NPR Topics: News

  • I should probably just list them all: ignorance, bad manners, perpetual tardiness, being over the age of forty, close-mindedness, sexual stuntedness, self-consciousness, conceitedness ... there's probably more.

    Nerve.com

  • Clearly she has found him cold and aloof, and we flashback to 1958 to find the root of this emotional stuntedness.

    Irish Blogs

  • Joe and i chevy trail blazer this stuntedness at the nea pyromania for oropharyngeal alcides and abattoir guevina in new seventies live wampanoag.

    Rational Review

  • In other words, over-proud, geeky "expansions" of Rowlings 'universe, as the film's one interviewed professor banally deems it with academic authority, shielding the stuntedness of adolescent fantasy with self-deprecating and pseudo-irreverent adorability.

    indieWIRE News

  • a proof that the stuntedness of those on the plains is owing to being, in the course of each year, more subjected to drought than moisture.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • However, liking a quiet stable life, I prefer having girlfriends for emotional support to compensate for M.Pomme’s stuntedness, than wondering where mi hombre is de 5 à 7.

    in the company of men

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