- n the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
- n smallness of stature
- One who was not bothered by such talk was Louis Little, the big-framed, booming-voiced coach who in four years at Columbia had built its football stature up from puniness.
- There were also more serious parables of doomed romance, in which an unlikely couple represents the puniness of mankind in the smirking face of Armageddon.
- Yet for all its relative puniness, Freedom National is growing fast, and it celebrates its first birthday this week with 10,000 customers and predictions that assets will quintuple .