• Definition for "petty"
    • Of little value; trivial: a petty grievance.
    • View More
  • Sentence for "petty"
  • Quotes for "petty"
    • "Don't be afraid of failure be…"
    • View More
  • Cross Reference for "petty"
  • Same Context for "petty"
  • Urban Dictionary for "petty"
    • Most of mankind therefore the explanation…
    • View More

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)
223 votes

How would you define petty?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!