Definitions

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  • adv. In a dwarfish manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a dwarf; 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: February 2009

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

    Lance Mannion:

  • 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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