Definition of Petty in English :
Define Petty in English
Petty meaning in English
Meaning of Petty in English
Pronunciation of Petty in English
Petty pronunciation in English
Pronounce Petty in Englishsee synonyms of petty
larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
inferior in rank or status
Example Sentences:'the junior faculty''a lowly corporal''petty officialdom''a subordinate functionary'
(informal) small and of little importance
Example Sentences:'a fiddling sum of money''a footling gesture''our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war''a little (or small) matter''a dispute over niggling details''limited to petty enterprises''piffling efforts''giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction'
4. petty, small-minded
contemptibly narrow in outlook
Example Sentences:'petty little comments''disgusted with their small-minded pettiness'
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