Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a gnat or some aspect of one; tiny, insignificant.

Etymologies

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gnat +‎ -like

Examples

  • “While the operation might have been substantial,” said Lingafelt, “her role was more gnatlike.”

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • “While the operation might have been substantial,” said Lingafelt, “her role was more gnatlike.”

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • “While the operation might have been substantial,” said Lingafelt, “her role was more gnatlike.”

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • The farmer runs his fingers through the yellow kernels, and draws back in revulsion: the bag is infested with weevils, gnatlike bugs that can quickly destroy a whole crop.

    'Nigeria Could Feed Africa'

  • This online version was prepared as a part of a program to deliver Popper's thoughts in condensed form to cater to the gnatlike concentration span of modern students and their aversion to books and libraries.

    Guest Blogging at Free Exchange - The Austrian Economists

  • As soon as the chestnut set foot on the dike section of the path, clouds of gnatlike insects swarmed up around the riders.

    Alector's Choice

  • From gnatlike clusters of words, I gathered that she knew Delores Del Rio and some of the Barrymore family.

    Borrowed Finery, A Memoir

  • Columbus had to supervise everything himself; and no wonder that by the end of May, when he was ready to sail, his patience and temper were exhausted and his much-tried endurance broke down under the petty gnatlike irritations of Fonseca and his myrmidons.

    Christopher Columbus and the New World of His Discovery — Volume 5

  • Columbus had to supervise everything himself; and no wonder that by the end of May, when he was ready to sail, his patience and temper were exhausted and his much-tried endurance broke down under the petty gnatlike irritations of Fonseca and his myrmidons.

    Christopher Columbus and the New World of His Discovery — Complete

  • Columbus had to supervise everything himself; and no wonder that by the end of May, when he was ready to sail, his patience and temper were exhausted and his much-tried endurance broke down under the petty gnatlike irritations of Fonseca and his myrmidons.

    Christopher Columbus

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