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paltry - Dictionary definition and meaning for word paltry

(adj) not worth considering
Synonyms : negligible , trifling
Example Sentence
  • he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost
  • piffling efforts
  • a trifling matter

(adj) contemptibly small in amount
Synonyms : measly , miserable
Example Sentence
  • a measly tip
  • the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief
  • a paltry wage
  • almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paltry

pal means moment in hindi,its very small...so can b neglected when we r wasting hrs on facebook:)
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by Administrator

Relate this word to poultry. If poultry is not kept or stored properly, it will become worthless.
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by Administrator

(pal+try)Imagine you are advising your friend "hey pal(close friend), don't try it..it's not worth considering this option"
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by Administrator

Pal + Try. Pal means friend. Since you have very less no of pals/friends you keep on trying to make new ones
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by vishal.c.sharma

sounds like POULTRY,that have MISERABLE life
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by ihavethepotential

its like this PAL(friend)+try(try).....so it goes like this friend try again u made insignificant effort
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by vivthegre

PANTRY car of railways provide PALTRY amount of meal as compared to platform caterers for the tantamount of money.
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by sukhraj

PALTRY rhymes with PAUCITY which means dearth scarcity, paltry means insignificant or small in value
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by quantum_killer

hey PAL(friend)TRYeng to impress her is NOT WORTHY as she is already engaged
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by lebshah

paltry sounds like POULTRY which is INSIGNIFICANT for VEGETARIANS
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by bhargavramreddy

suppose a salesman is trying to persuade to buy sth:"Its really cheap PAL,TRY it!",thus, PALTRY=petty and insignificant amount
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by ali_aj

pal+try = hey pal dont try somethin which is insignificant and trifling
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by Sinduja

chickens are paltry poultry.
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by Jackery

POULTRY is worthless as we kill chickens to eat....hence PALTRY sounds like POULTRY....
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by nileshdive

pal (pole) and try(tree)...a pole is very small in comparison to the tree..so paultry- very small value
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by rohan87

Hey pal try it man...you tel ur pal to try something because its not all that costly, its petty or of insignificant amt
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by coolme

sounds lyk pantry.. today our pantry has very less snacks
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by anuragthegr8

Paltry-remember poultry, poultry is important coz it gives chicken(i like chicken),so paltry is unimportant. poultry - important paltry- unimportant
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by rajesh4u2u

read it as "partly" which means "partial" so adha-adhoora kam has no significance in your path success.....
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by studyabroad.us

My pals trying to give back borrowed money but he can't cause he's poor.
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by ok_2pro

paltry same sound as party(political party),so nowadays political party are becoming insignificant to the peoples.
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by elango mech

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