- Prevent from growing or developing properly: some weeds produce chemicals that stunt the plant’s growth • figurative the recovery of our industries is stunted by lack of funds (as adjective stunted) an emotionally stunted young womanMore example sentences
- So even if a smoker does develop stunted growth, respiratory conditions or Lung Cancer at least they won?
- Affected children usually have stunted physical growth, as well as irreparably retarded mental development.
- Many of the children also have stunted growth and become mentally retarded.
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- Spiritual stuntedness is characterised by disconnectedness, alienation and meaninglessness.
- Due to the stuntedness of several coconut plantations there is a lot of bad quality timber on the market at the moment.
- Physical deprivation, unlike emotional stuntedness, is an empirical problem like disaster or war that can be addressed - is best addressed - by government.
late 16th century (in the sense 'bring to an abrupt halt'): from dialect stunt 'foolish, stubborn', of Germanic origin; perhaps related to stump.
- 1An action displaying spectacular skill and daring: the stunt involved jumping out of a hot-air balloon while attached to a piece of elastic [as modifier]: the display is by some of the world’s top stunt fliersMore example sentences
- The spectacular stunts of a top military motorcycle display team took centre stage at the annual Army Open Day in York.
- If you enjoy car chases, spectacular stunts, fighting, first-person shooting games without much thinking and strategy, then this is your game.
- Spectacular aerial stunts and jumps seem slightly out of place.
- 1.1Something unusual done to attract attention: the story was spread as a publicity stunt to help sell booksMore example sentences
- However, association president Phillip Reid says the announcement is a stunt to attract more publicity to the service and justify its cost.
- Naturally, the first thing I thought was that this was a publicity stunt to gain attention.
- They are participating in a publicity stunt to draw attention to Anglicare's Winter Appeal.
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late 19th century (originally US college slang): of unknown origin.