stuntedness


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stunt 1

 (stŭnt)
tr.v. stunt·ed, stunt·ing, stunts
To check the growth or development of.
n.
1. One that stunts.
2. One that is stunted.
3. A plant disease that causes dwarfing.

[From Middle English stunnt, foolish, short-witted, short (influenced by Old Norse stuttr, short, dwarfish), from Old English stunt.]

stunt′ed·ness n.

stunt 2

 (stŭnt)
n.
1. A feat displaying unusual strength, skill, or daring.
2. Something done to attract attention or publicity.
intr.v. stunt·ed, stunt·ing, stunts
To perform stunts or a stunt.

[Origin unknown.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stuntedness - smallness of stature
littleness, smallness - the property of having a relatively small size
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Working-class life in all its stuntedness was depicted in the so-called kitchen sink dramas, heavily promoted by the period's leading critic, Kenneth Tynan, who saw them as a welcome reaction against the genteel drawing-room comedies of Noel Coward and Terence Rattigan.