Definitions for Pettyˈpɛt i
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Petty
petit larceny, petty larceny, petty(adj)
larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subaltern(adj)
inferior in rank or status
"the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial(adj)
(informal) small and of little importance
"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"
contemptibly narrow in outlook
"petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"
(obsolete except in set phrases) little, small, secondary in rank or importance
insignificant, trifling, or inconsiderable
a petty fault
Origin: From petit, English since the late 14th century.
little; trifling; inconsiderable; also, inferior; subordinate; as, a petty fault; a petty prince
Petty is an unincorporated community in Lamar County, Texas, United States. The Chisum Independent School District serves area students.
Petty (adj) not important or no value.
Petty is a nonsense discussion.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We are not going to be part of their petty games.
I was no petty thief, I wanted the world or nothing.
When you said the Richard Petty part, that gives me chills.
Petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of reality.
Petty ambition would seem to be a mean craving after distinction.
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Translations for Petty
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- malicherný, drobnýCzech
- gering, unbedeutend, kleinGerman
- insignificante, pequeño, mezquinoSpanish
- petit, insignifiantFrench
- ситен, малMacedonian
- błahy, nieistotny, drobnyPolish
- pequeno, fútil, insignificantePortuguese
- мелкий, пустячныйRussian
- liten, obetydlig, småaktigSwedish
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