gnomish gnomish

Definition(s):

  • (adj) used of small deformed creatures

Usage(s):

  1. Pacino emphasizes Shylock's gnomish outsider status: the victim as hero.
  2. He is smaller, more gnomish, but still recognizably the wizard of Waukesha, the garage mechanic's son who revolutionized the way music was played and recorded.
  3. Out with Spruance came hard-driving Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner, commander of the Fleet Amphibious Force, and gnomish Vice Admiral Marc Andrew Mitscher, the wizard of carrier war.
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untenable untenable
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