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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. Brandon Scott:

    We also have to continue to impress upon everyone… to really lift up how we can be better and how we can be a place where we don't continuously allow people that we know to be so weak that they will shoot six people, that they be so weak, they're afraid that their basic little conflict that could have bruised their ego for some petty dispute can end in the loss of life.

  2. Tim Tompkins:

    The solution to dealing with 50 hustlers and petty thieves shouldn't be to put the 450,000 people who walk through Times Square every day back out into the street.

  3. Millan Patterson:

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

  4. Quida:

    Petty laws breed great crimes.

  5. Paul Tabori, _The Natural Science of Stupidity_. (New York: ChiltonCompany, 1960), p. 104.:

    Modern war has decimated many a country; but it has always spawned millions of bureaucrats. They fatten on shortages and thrive on trouble. Peace can never offer such opportunities for exercising petty tyrannies, using red tape to regiment the individual and making life generally unpleasant.

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