Definitions for petty

Definitions for (noun) petty

Main entry: petit larceny, petty, petty larceny

Definition: larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)

Definitions for (adj) petty

Main entry: small-minded, petty

Definition: contemptibly narrow in outlook

Usage: petty little comments; disgusted with their small-minded pettiness

Main entry: trivial, niggling, petty, picayune, piddling, piffling, lilliputian, little, footling, fiddling

Definition: (informal) small and of little importance

Usage: 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

Main entry: junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, subaltern, secondary, petty

Definition: inferior in rank or status

Usage: the junior faculty; a lowly corporal; petty officialdom; a subordinate functionary

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