What does paltry mean?

Definitions for paltry
ˈpɔl tripal·t·ry

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word paltry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. negligible, paltry, triflingadjective

    not worth considering

    "he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost"; "piffling efforts"; "a trifling matter"

  2. measly, miserable, paltryadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. paltryadjective

    trashy, trivial, of little value

  2. paltryadjective

    meager; worthless; pitiful; trifling

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paltry

    mean; vile; worthless; despicable; contemptible; pitiful; trifling; as, a paltry excuse; paltry gold

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Paltry

    pawl′tri, adj. mean: vile: worthless.—adv. Pal′trily.—n. Pal′triness. [Teut.; Dan. pialter, rags, Low Ger. paltrig, ragged.]

Anagrams for paltry »

  1. partly

  2. raptly

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paltry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paltry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of paltry in a Sentence

  1. André Breton:

    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!

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    I look forward to seeing them fulfill that $2-billion commitment, china's contributions to fighting the pandemic are paltry, compared to the cost that they have imposed on the world.

  3. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    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.

  4. Walter Scott:

    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.

  5. Troy Gayeski:

    If you're a longer-term investor, you still have to like your equities exposure more than fixed-income exposure, where you basically have no upside at this point and your earnings are your paltry yield.

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Translations for paltry

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  • ισχνόςGreek
  • چرت و پرتPersian
  • mitätön, surkeaFinnish
  • dérisoire, misérableFrench
  • modesto, insignificante, miserabile, ridicolo, insufficiente, irrisorioItalian
  • わずかなJapanese
  • armzalig, meelijwekkend, beklagenswaardig, pietluttig, waardeloos, triviaalDutch
  • insignificante, pobrePortuguese
  • незначительный, пустяковый, жалкийRussian
  • ynklig, futtigSwedish
  • değersizTurkish

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