What does Petty mean?

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ˈpɛt iPet·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. petit larceny, petty larceny, pettyadjective

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

  2. junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subalternadjective

    inferior in rank or status

    "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"

  3. fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivialadjective

    (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"

  4. petty, small-mindedadjective

    contemptibly narrow in outlook

    "petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"

Wiktionary

  1. pettyadjective

    (obsolete except in set phrases) little, small, secondary in rank or importance

    Etymology: From petit, English since the late 14th century.

  2. pettyadjective

    insignificant, trifling, or inconsiderable

    a petty fault

    Etymology: From petit, English since the late 14th century.

  3. pettyadjective

    narrow-minded, small-minded

    Etymology: From petit, English since the late 14th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Petty

    little; trifling; inconsiderable; also, inferior; subordinate; as, a petty fault; a petty prince

Freebase

  1. Petty

    Petty is an unincorporated community in Lamar County, Texas, United States. The Chisum Independent School District serves area students.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Petty

    pet′i, adj. small: of less importance: lower in rank, power, &c.: inconsiderable, insignificant: contemptible.—adv. Pett′ily.—n. Pett′iness.—Petty cash, small sums of money received or paid; Petty larceny (see Larceny); Petty officer, a naval officer with rank corresponding to a non-commissioned officer in the army. [O. Fr. petit.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Petty

    Provincial for an out-house, because its accommodation is restricted to one person; also called a “Privy,” short for private.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Petty in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Petty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Petty in a Sentence

  1. Viktor Orban:

    We are either going to be successful together, or not at all, we are going to expand the country or we will all suffocate in petty, provincial shoving.

  2. Jaime Harrison:

    Here's a guy who will say anything to stay in office, lindsey Graham can't lead us in any direction because Lindsey Graham traded Lindsey Graham moral compass for petty political gain.

  3. Patrick Leahy:

    Instead of standing with our neighbors, our fellow Americans, the president has chosen to hold petty grudges that are way beneath the office of the presidency.

  4. Ben Carson:

    For us to get caught up in a controversy of well,' What did Donald Trump mean when Donald Trump said that ?' It just seems so petty to me.

  5. Jay Stanley:

    Do we want to be in a world where machine security guards are watching our every move and blowing the whistle on every petty violation of every law, rule, statute or guideline? that's potentially a nightmare vision.

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