Grunty vs Runty - What's the difference?

grunty | runty |


As adjectives the difference between grunty and runty

is that grunty is making grunting sounds while runty is having the characteristics of a runt.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

grunty

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Making grunting sounds.
  • * 1996 , Robert Amerson, From the Hidewood: memories of a Dakota neighborhood (page 75)
  • They let the hog loose, and the squeal subsided into a grunty moaning as it wandered erratically, the red draining pink into the snow around the yard.
  • Resembling grunt work; repetitive, mindless, unrewarding.
  • runty

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • having the characteristics of a runt
  • * 1965 , June 17, “Love—and Death—in the African Night”, The Times
  • From the light above us thin shadows flickered and a runty little image of the defiance in front of me fell on to the table. [...] The little runt was still singed and groggy [...]
  • * 1969 , October 4, Roy Hay, “Peaches and Plums”, The Times
  • Only later did I discover that a runty old almond tree, hidden behind a laburnum, riddled with peach leaf curl, [...]
  • diminutive