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    petty

    petty - Dictionary definition and meaning for word petty

    Definition
    (noun) larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale) Definition
    (adj) inferior in rank or status
    Example Sentence
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary
    Definition
    (adj) (informal) small and of little importance
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) contemptibly narrow in outlook
    Synonyms : small-minded
    Example Sentence
    • petty little comments
    • disgusted with their small-minded pettiness
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for petty

girls use petty coats inside dress which r very small than the dress they wear

opp to pretty(large)

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it rhymes with 'betty' who was always secondary or unimportant to archie as compared to veronica.

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