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  1. pettiness(noun)

    narrowness of mind or ideas or views

    slightness, puniness, littleness, triviality, smallness

  2. pettiness, triviality, slightness, puniness(noun)

    the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous

    technicality, triviality, littleness, small beer, slenderness, slightness, puniness, smallness, delicacy, stuntedness, slimness, runtiness, trivia, trifle

  3. pettiness, littleness, smallness(noun)

    lack of generosity in trifling matters

    slightness, puniness, littleness, triviality, smallness

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  1. White House:

    It’s disappointing that Senator Schumer and Leader Pelosi are refusing to come to the table and discuss urgent issues, the president’s invitation to the Democrat leaders still stands and he encourages them to put aside their pettiness, stop the political grandstanding, show up and get to work. These issues are too important.

  2. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina:

    If you're tired of the sound bites, the vitriol, the pettiness, the egos, the corruption; if you believe that it's time to declare the end of identity politics; if you believe that it's time to declare the end of lowered expectations; if you believe that it's time for citizens to stand up to the political class and say enough, then join us.

  3. Jill Biden:

    Mean pettiness has overtaken our politics. Today we seem to be at each other's throat. Sometimes it seems like we can't govern ourselves. We can talk to one another -- if you notice, I get criticized for saying anything nice about a Republican, folks, this isn't who we are, this isn't how we got here. We have to remember what it is that makes this nation so special.

  4. Orrin Hatch:

    This is a high and holy calling. It is not something to take lightly. It is a sacred trust in which pettiness or grandstanding should have no part, in some respects, the Senate today is but a mere shadow of its former self, another casualty of the permanent political campaign.

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  • mesquinerieFrench
  • pusillanimitate disrumpiLatin
  • சித்தரிக்கிறதுTamil

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