from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having the characteristics of a runt
  • adj. diminutive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a runt; diminutive; mean.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Stunted; dwarfish; little.
  • Boorish; surly; rude.

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

  • adj. (used especially of persons) of inferior size
  • adj. well below average height


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  • These dogies were ever afterwards unmistakable in appearance, and remained stunted, "runty" little animals of no value.

    Ranching, Sport and Travel

  • There will be a bento post up tonight, and I had another bento last week that I haven’t posted because it seemed kind of runty on its own.

    I aten’t dead « Were rabbits

  • When similar powers awaken in Tetsuo, the runty member of a scrappy motorcycle gang, a new wave of massive conflict and destruction is set into motion.

    The Hughes Brothers Negotiating Deal to Direct the Live-Action Akira Remake | /Film

  • We promptly dispatched more apples, using up the odds and ends, including Cox's Orange Pippin, its relative Sunset, some rather runty Winston and a hard, tart fruit we know only as "the Chew Stoke apple", which my uncle took as a cutting 40 years ago.

    Gardens: Apple glut

  • We cannot understand the starved and runty {2} toiler of the


  • East End (living with his family in a one-room den, and letting out the floor space for lodgings to other starved and runty toilers) till we look at the strapping Life Guardsmen of the West End, and come to know that the one must feed and clothe and groom the other.


  • Recently, Megan Hauserman (of 5,000 VH1 reality shows including her own Megan Wants a Millionaire) was in New York and she helped make a dream of mine come true: a play date for Winston and her own runty chihuahua, Lily.


  • We are going to take your governments, your palaces, and all your purpled ease away from you, and in that day you shall work for your bread even as the peasant in the field or the starved and runty clerk in your metropolises.


  • Take a runty warrior anda slow-witted wizard who have been contracted by a veiled bride willing to paydiamonds to anyone whowouldfetchan oh so precious box from the castle of a dead wizard.

    John Brown – the author’s official site » 2009 » December

  • Their mission: reshaping the script — based on Cressida Cowell's popular books about a young pipsqueak Viking named Hiccup and his runty dragon Toothless — into something epic and less juvenile.

    'How to Train Your Dragon' breathes fire into the film genre


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