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- Like a dwarf; being especially small or stunted.
- c. 1606 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene ii]:
- […] now does he feel his title / Hang loose about him, like a giant's robe / Upon a dwarfish thief.
- 1757, Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, Section XXIV, in The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, London: John C. Nimmo, 1887, Volume I, p. 242, 
- Besides the extraordinary great in every species, the opposite to this, the dwarfish and diminutive, ought to be considered. Littleness, merely as such, has nothing contrary to the idea of beauty.
- 1843, Edgar Allan Poe, "The Gold-Bug" 
- The vegetation, as might be supposed, is scant, or at least dwarfish.
- Of, pertaining to, or made by or for dwarves.
- Dwarfish axes are some of the finest weapons available.