Definitions for paltriness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•try*ˈpɔl tri(adj.)-tri•er, -tri•est.

  1. ridiculously or insultingly small:

    a paltry sum.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. utterly worthless:

    paltry clothes.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. mean or contemptible:

    a paltry coward.

* Syn: See petty.

Origin of paltry:

1560–70; < LG paltrig ragged =*palter rag (cf. dial. G Palter) +-ig -y1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. paltriness, sorriness(noun)

    worthlessness due to insignificance


  1. paltriness(Noun)

    The characteristic of being paltry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paltriness(noun)

    the state or quality of being paltry

Anagrams of paltriness

  1. straplines


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