When someone is dwarfed, they are small and insignificant in comparison to other people. This can be a result of a number of things, like being shorter or having less muscle mass.

  • He was dwarfed by the giant elephant in the zoo.

  • She was dwarfed by the giant building in the city.

Definition of dwarfed


To render (much) smaller, turn into a dwarf (version).


miniaturize, shrink


To make appear (much) smaller, puny, tiny.


To make appear insignificant.


eclipse, outdo, outmatch, outshadow, outshine, outstrip, overshadow, put to shame, surpass, upstage


To become (much) smaller.




To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep small; to stunt.

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Example Sentences for dwarfed

  • 1

    The witch spellbind the dwarfs.

  • 2

    Ceres is the smallest of the dwarf planets.

  • 3

    At the wedding a troupe of dwarfs entertain the guests.

  • 4

    In the game the player controls Karadoc the dwarf.

  • 5

    The Anti thesis is the Spot and the Synthesis is the Dwarf.

  • 6

    The absence of predators led to the dwarfing of the hippos.

  • 7

    Alfred the Great is a dwarf with an enormous prehensile tongue.

  • 8

    But the dwarf has his brain implanted in the monster.

  • 9

    It was the only of the Dwarf mansions to survive the First Age.

  • 10

    Huckleberry and dwarf manzanita are common in the dense underbrush.