Synonyms for petty
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petit larceny, petty larceny, pettyadjective
larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
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"
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"
subaltern, junior-grade, piddling, superficial, trivial, picayune, diminutive, tiny, footling, petite, lowly, petty(a), lilliputian, slight, bantam, lower-ranking, small-minded, fiddling, minuscule, short, midget, little(a), flyspeck, secondary, small, little, piffling, niggling
contemptibly narrow in outlook
"petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"
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Some of Christie's closest aides and allies put public safety at risk, seemingly to exact petty political revenge, and in the aftermath, they lied about it, that, in itself, is inexcusable conduct coming from the administration of someone who wants to be President of the United States.
The petty economies of the rich are just as amazing as the silly extravagances of the poor.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.
Petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of reality.
Alaina Petty was always smiling and very laid back. Alaina Petty never caused any trouble. Alaina Petty was just a good boy and had a great life.
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- malicherný, drobnýCzech
- gering, klein, unbedeutendGerman
- insignificante, pequeño, mezquinoSpanish
- petit, insignifiantFrench
- мал, ситенMacedonian
- nieistotny, błahy, drobnyPolish
- insignificante, fútil, pequenoPortuguese
- пустячный, мелкийRussian
- småaktig, obetydlig, litenSwedish
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