negligible, paltry, trifling(adj)
not worth considering
"he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost"; "piffling efforts"; "a trifling matter"
measly, miserable, paltry(adj)
contemptibly small in amount
"a measly tip"; "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief"; "a paltry wage"; "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans"
trashy, trivial, of little value
meager; worthless; pitiful; trifling
mean; vile; worthless; despicable; contemptible; pitiful; trifling; as, a paltry excuse; paltry gold
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pawl′tri, adj. mean: vile: worthless.—adv. Pal′trily.—n. Pal′triness. [Teut.; Dan. pialter, rags, Low Ger. paltrig, ragged.]
The numerical value of paltry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of paltry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick.
You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit.
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
How very paltry and limited the normal human intellect is, and how little lucidity there is in the human consciousness, may be judged from the fact that, despite the ephemeral brevity of human life, the uncertainty of our existence and the countless enigmas which press upon us from all sides, everyone does not continually and ceaselessly philosophize, but that only the rarest of exceptions do.
To speak of God, to think of God, is in every respect to show what one is made of. I have always wagered against God and I regard the little that I have won in this world as simply the outcome of this bet. However paltry may have been the stake (my life) I am conscious of having won to the full. Everything that is doddering, squint-eyed, vile, polluted and grotesque is summoned up for me in that one word: God!
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Translations for paltry
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- mitätön, surkeaFinnish
- dérisoire, misérableFrench
- modesto, insignificante, miserabile, ridicolo, insufficiente, irrisorioItalian
- armzalig, meelijwekkend, beklagenswaardig, pietluttig, waardeloos, triviaalDutch
- insignificante, pobrePortuguese
- незначительный, пустяковый, жалкийRussian
- ynklig, futtigSwedish
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