Definition of Picayune in English :

Define Picayune in English

Picayune meaning in English

Meaning of Picayune in English

Pronunciation of Picayune in English

Picayune pronunciation in English

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Picayune

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Adjective

1. fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, petty, picayune, piddling, piffling, trivial

(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'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Picayune

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adjective also: picayunish US and Canadian informal
1. 
of small value or importance
2. 
mean; petty
noun
3. 
the half real, an old Spanish-American coin
4. US
any coin of little value, esp a five-cent piece

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Picayune

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noun
1. 
a coin of small value, as a former Spanish half-real of Louisiana
2. 
anything trivial
adjective
3. 
trivial or petty; small or small-minded
: also ˌpicaˈyunish

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Picayune

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adj.
1. Of little value or importance; paltry. See Synonyms at trivial.
2. Petty; small-minded: "It had seemed picayune to get all bent out of shape organizing the household chores" (Barbara Kingsolver).
n.
1. A Spanish-American half-real piece formerly used in parts of the southern United States.
2. A five-cent piece.
3. Something of very little value; a trifle: not worth a picayune.

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