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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of stunt.
- adj. prevented from growing or developing
- adj. low height-for-age (for a person).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Dwarfed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Checked in growth; undeveloped; dwarfed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. inferior in size or quality
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Many analysts agree that hiring will remain stunted until businesses find a higher level of confidence in the economy, regardless of the availability of money to borrow.
Leaving the marriage only results in stunted growth.
Yet stunted is an ugly and misleading word: for the flowers that grow here are not deformed midgets but perfectly proportioned miniatures – real plants seen through the wrong end of the glass.
But Jim is kind of stunted in his career, and his dream isn't to be selling paper.
Ross and others are conducting research from a Greenpeace ship in the Gulf, using a two-man sub as they work to determine if the corals have suffered damage, or may take a hit from long-term impacts, such as stunted reproduction rates.
An example: If a person were to say that a short tree is "stunted".
The lava substrate has the ability in places to trap and retain moisture, allowing for a more mesophytic vegetation, such as stunted Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine, to occur in some areas.
Obesity can have serious health consequences in young children, such as stunted hip and leg-bone growth, says David Ludwig, director of the Optimal Weight for Life Clinic at Children's Hospital Boston.
Yes, there is plenty of "stunted" characters (like Tippi Hedren in The Birds), but Hitchcock uses an adult eye to gaze at them.
First of all, what kind of stunted aesthetic do you have to have to think the Rocket Reds look good?