picayune definition

  • adjective:
    • Of little worth or value; paltry. See Synonyms at trivial.
    • Petty; imply.
    • Petty, trivial; of little outcome; little as well as small value; picayunish;
    • some thing maybe not worth arguing about.
    • an argument, reality, place situation, or other problem raised (often intentionally) that distracts from a larger issue accessible or doesn't transform a primary supposition, result, postulate, idea, summary, theory, wisdom or recommendation;
    • small-minded: being childishly spiteful, looking after go on about unimportant things.
    • (informal) tiny and of little importance
  • noun:
    • A Spanish-American half-real piece previously utilized in areas of the south United States.
    • A five-cent piece.
    • anything of hardly any value; a trifle: not worth a picayune.
    • a tiny money for the worth of six and a quarter dollars; a fippenny little bit.
    • A five-cent piece.
    • One thing of almost no value; a trifle: maybe not really worth a picayune.
    • A small money associated with the worth of six and 25 % dollars. See fippenny little bit.
    • Formerly, in Florida, Louisiana, and adjacent areas, the Spanish half-real, equal to 1⅙ of a buck, or 6¼ dollars; now, the five-cent piece or any similar small coin.
  • others:
    • Small; petty; of small value or account: since, picayune politics.

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