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  • adj. resembling a gnome; gnomelike
  • adj. aphoristic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Gnome-like: as, gnomish faces.

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

  • adj. used of small deformed creatures


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  • Help Alisa and Rudy, a magician and a gnomish builder, rebuild their destroyed world from the ground up!

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Therefore, I can not say with absolute certainly that it was just seeing the revolting little gnomish face of the detestable Russell Hantz back on my TV screen that sent me sprinting to the bathroom for a sudden revisit from my dinner, but I can state without fear of successful contradiction that Russell makes me sick.

    Tallulah Morehead: Survivor 21: Rerun Island:

  • At the same time, he varies his drawing styles: In some, Wilson is distinctly gnomish or cartoony; in others, he's thinner and more normal-looking -- even as some chapters are in color, some in black and white, and several in a washed-out monochromatic blue or pink.

    Daniel Clowes's new graphic novel "Wilson," reviewed by Michael Dirda

  • The gnomish being had left to inform Queen Ojo that he would be “observing” Eva in hopes of learning more about her mysterious species.

    The Search For WondLa

  • Anduin poured a small bit of a healing potion into a mug of water and added a few leaves of peacebloom to steep, then handed the mug to a young gnomish mother.

    The Shattering

  • A home to forest people involved in some dark, gnomish magic.

    Memory Wall

  • He has survived his ordeal by adopting the precepts of Zen/Confucianism, and he infuriates his colleagues by making gnomish comments.

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  • Now, the gnomish quarters of Gnomespile are, by their nature, widely spaced and built into the rolling hillocks surrounding Thuggle's Tor.

    Father Swarat

  • Mounted against the far wall was a curious device, curious even by gnomish standards.

    Father Swarat

  • Wun's front room was typical of a gnomish household - comfortable chairs, stout tables, overstuffed ottomans, and every available flat surface covered with papers, notes, rough sketches, half-built prototypes, and forgotten lunches.

    Father Swarat


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  • WORD: gnomish


    ' With a tendency to ramble about the same historical trivia that finds its way into his entries, Thomsen several times avoided directly answering the fundamental question behind his compulsive editing:

    ' Why?

    ' He says he does not think he's addicted. Frequently using a computer program to accelerate editing and taking breaks during days that can involve up to 15 hours of edits, he says he finds the technical gnomish activities just plain fun. '

    --- " Philadelphian is a king of Wikipedia editors "

    Theodore Schleifer, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer, September 2, 2013

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