petty definition

  • adjective:
    • Of little value; trivial: a petty grievance.
    • Marked by narrowness of head, a few ideas, or views.
    • Marked by meanness or insufficient generosity, especially in trifling things.
    • Secondary in significance or rank; subordinate. See Synonyms at trivial.
    • Law Variant of petit.
    • minimal, little, secondary in rank or relevance.
    • Insignificant, trifling, or inconsiderable.
    • Narrow-minded, small-minded.
    • minimal; trifling; inconsiderable; in addition, inferior; subordinate
    • inferior in rank or standing
    • (informal) small and of small significance
    • contemptibly thin in perspective
  • others:
    • Small; little; trifling; trivial; inconsiderable or insignificant; of small account: as, petty payments; a petty quarrel.
    • Of small significance or gravity; not heinous or serious: as, petty trespass; a petty criminal activity.
    • Inferior in regards to ranking, energy, ability, belongings, etc.; maybe not of good relevance, standing, or position: since, a petty prince; a petty proprietor.
  • noun:
    • A junior scholar in a grammar-school; a little kid going to college.
    • larceny of home having a value less than some quantity (the total amount differs by location)

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