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- adj. Like a dwarf; being especially small.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like a dwarf; below the common stature or size; very small; petty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like a dwarf; below the common stature or size; diminutive: as, a dwarfish animal; a dwarfish shrub.
- Slight; petty; despicable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. atypically small
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That Palmeto grows with us, which we call the dwarfish sort; but the Palmeto-Tree I have not yet met withal in North-Carolina, of which you have a Description elsewhere.
A New Voyage to Carolina; Containing the Exact Description and Natural History of That Country: Together with the Present State Thereof. And A Journal of a Thousand Miles, Travel'd Thro' Several Nations of Indians. Giving a Particular Account of Their Customs, Manners, &c.
"dwarfish", subsumed to their mode of transport, or scattered about - as are the backpackers outside Venice station in Vertigo - like corpses.
As in cyberfantasy, there are side trips and narrow escapes and dwarfish types with helpful tips, and if Time book critic Grossman weren't so smooth and dry, one might think about hitting esc.
Kenzi is then approached by a muscular, dwarfish, middle aged-looking man calling himself only Gauntlet.
Thoughts of the dwarfish little thief brought a fresh ache to a throat sore and throbbing.
Outside faint dwarfish footprints led away on the crushed stone surface of the street.
"We considered adding dwarfish or elfish, but then decided to add the second most spoken fictional language in the world after Esperanto, which is Klingon."
And Lois McMaster Bujold's dwarfish, weak, Miles Vorkosigan, whose mind and wits are as big and strong as his body is small and weak, is again someone everyone who reads him would like to be.
I'd recommend The Fifth Elephant as the quintessential dwarfish culture book, with Thud!
The first floor landing was large and spacious, the second seemed smaller, and the third was positively dwarfish, with a low ceiling and mean, narrow entrance.