Puny vs Microscopic - What's the difference?

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Puny is a related term of microscopic.


As adjectives the difference between puny and microscopic

is that puny is of inferior size, strength or significance while microscopic is microscopic.

As a noun puny

is (obsolete) a new pupil at a school etc; a junior student.

puny

English

Noun

(punies)
  • (obsolete) A new pupil at a school etc.; a junior student.
  • (obsolete) A younger person.
  • *, II.12:
  • a law that the eldest or first borne child shall succeed and inherit all: where nothing at all is reserved for Punies , but obedience.
  • (obsolete) A beginner, a novice.
  • (Fuller)
  • (archaic) An inferior person; a subordinate.
  • Adjective

    (er)
  • Of inferior size, strength or significance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • A puny subject strikes at thy great glory.
  • * Keble
  • Breezes laugh to scorn our puny speed.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    See also

    * punny – relating to a pun ----

    microscopic

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to microscopes or microscopy; microscopal.
  • We supply all microscopic stains and other materials.
  • So small that it can only be seen using a microscope.
  • The water was full of microscopic organisms.
  • Very small; minute
  • Compared to the galaxy, we are microscopic in scale.
  • Carried out with great attention to detail.
  • The police carried out a microscopic search of the crime scene.
  • Able to see extremely minute objects.
  • Why has not man a microscopic eye? — Alexander Pope.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * macroscopic

    See also

    * naked-eye