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


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