dwarf

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdwɔːrf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dwɔrf/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dwôrf )

Inflections of 'dwarf' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
dwarfs
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
dwarves
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."

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Sense: Noun: creature in folklore
Synonyms:
gnome, fairy , elf , goblin, hobgoblin, sprite, gremlin, pixie, piskie (UK, regional), imp, leprechaun
Antonyms:
giant , ogre, titan
Sense: Noun: little person
Synonyms:
midget (offensive), little person, small person, person with dwarfism, person of short stature, pygmy, pigmy
Sense: Noun: short person - informal
Synonyms:
shorty (informal), shortie (informal), short person, midget , titch (UK, informal), short-arse (UK, vulgar, slang)
Sense: Verb: cause to appear small
Synonyms:
overshadow, diminish , surpass , minimize, minimise (UK), dominate , predominate over, tower over, rise above, loom over, put sth in the shade (UK, informal), make sth pale by comparison, outdo
Antonyms:
intensify, magnify, enhance , maximize, look up at
Sense: Verb: hold back growth
Synonyms:
stunt , suppress , hinder , arrest , restrain , restrict , retard , miniaturize, miniaturise (UK)
Antonyms:
intensify, magnify, enhance , advance , nurture , promote , foster , encourage , nourish , maximize

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