Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like a dwarf; in a dwarfish manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a dwarfish manner.

Etymologies

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dwarfish +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "Aww," I say, and I feel suddenly ridiculous, who the hell gets hit by a bus and also, is my ass cheek hanging off this dwarfishly small bed?

    blog: The pudding that changed my life

  • "Aww," I say, and I feel suddenly ridiculous, who the hell gets hit by a bus and also, is my ass cheek hanging off this dwarfishly small bed?

    blog: February 2009

  • The figure was dwarfishly small and all hair and buck teeth.

    Lance Mannion:

  • The figure was dwarfishly small and all hair and buck teeth.

    Saturday Morning Gazette

  • The painter, the sculptor, the composer, the epic rhapsodist, the orator, all partake one desire, namely, to express themselves symmetrically and abundantly, not dwarfishly and fragmentarily.

    X. Essays. The Poet. 1844

  • He must be perfectly proportioned: neither immoderately tall nor dwarfishly short; not too fleshy (a most unpromising quality in one of his profession) nor cadaverously thin.

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 02

  • The painter, the sculptor, the composer, the epic rhapsodist, the orator, all partake one desire, namely, to express themselves symmetrically and abundantly, not dwarfishly and fragmentarily.

    Essays: Second Series (1844)

  • The painter, the sculptor, the composer, the epic rhapsodist, the orator, all partake one desire, namely to express themselves symmetrically and abundantly, not dwarfishly and fragmentarily.

    Essays — Second Series

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