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petty

noun

1 petty

Larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale).

synonyms: petit larceny, petty larceny.



adjective

1 petty

Inferior in rank or status:
— Petty officialdom.

synonyms: junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, secondary, subaltern.

2 petty

informal Small and of little importance:
— Limited to petty enterprises.

synonyms: fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, picayune, piddling, piffling, trivial.

Roget 643: unimportant; of little account, of small account, of no account, of little importance, of no importance etc. 642; immaterial; unessential, nonessential; indifferent.    subordinate etc. ... show more

Roget 32: small, little; diminutive etc. (small in size) 193; minute; fine; inconsiderable, paltry etc. (unimportant) 643; faint ... show more

Roget 193: little; small etc. (in quantity) 32; minute, diminutive, microscopic; microzoal; inconsiderable etc. (unimportant) 643; exiguous, ... show more

Polish: bagatelny

3 petty

Contemptibly narrow in outlook:
— Petty little comments.

synonym: small-minded.

Polish: mieszczański, drobnomieszczański, małomieszczański


Moby thesaurus: Mickey Mouse, abject, abominable, arrant, atrocious, authoritarian, base, beggarly, bickering, bigot, bigoted, borne, captious, casual, caviling, cheap, cheesy, choplogic, close, closed ... show more.

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