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Synonyms for petty
ˈpɛt ipet·ty

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. petty

    Synonyms:
    small, mean, paltry, ignoble, trifling, narrow, trivial, contemptible

    Antonyms:
    large, large-hearted, noble, generous, chivalrous, magnificent, liberal, broad

Princeton's WordNet

  1. petit larceny, petty larceny, pettyadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    petit larceny, petty larceny

    Antonyms:
    of import, senior, important, broad-minded

  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"

    Antonyms:
    senior, of import, broad-minded, important

  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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    senior, important, broad-minded, of import

  4. petty, small-mindedadjective

    contemptibly narrow in outlook

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

    Synonyms:
    junior-grade, piddling, trivial, picayune, footling, lowly, petty(a), lilliputian, subaltern, small-minded, fiddling, secondary, lower-ranking, little, piffling, niggling

    Antonyms:
    broad-minded, senior, of import, important

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pettyadjective

    Synonyms:
    little, small, trifling, trivial, frivolous, inconsiderable, unimportant, insignificant, slight, of small moment, of small account

  2. pettyadjective

    Synonyms:
    inferior, of a low grade

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pettyadjective

    Synonyms:
    small, insignificant, trivial, trifling

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How to use petty in a sentence?

  1. Vladimir Lenin:

    You all know that even when women have full rights, they still remain fatally downtrodden because all housework is left to them. In most cases housework is the most unproductive, the most barbarous and the most arduous work a woman can do. It is exceptionally petty and does not include anything that would in any way promote the development of the woman.

  2. Millan Patterson:

    This decision rightfully stops the Democrats petty politics and their efforts to disenfranchise millions of California voters and suppress Republican voter turnout.

  3. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson:

    We face historic challenges including repeat offenders who use guns to solve petty issues, make no mistake that CPD is using every tool in its arsenal to ensure the safety of Chicagoans.

  4. Scott Stringer:

    Productive dialogue and negotiated solutions, not petty legal actions, should be the goal for boards and shareholders alike.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    We will pledge to rise above petty factionalism and do justice for our institutions, for our states, and for the nation.


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