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    picayune

    picayune - Dictionary definition and meaning for word picayune

    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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for picayune

picayune: relate it to pico, which means small. so picayune->pico->small or petty things

PICAYUNE -> PICCOLO + TUNE. A PICCOLO might be mistaken for an INSIGNIFICANTLY small flute; eventhough, it can deliver an earpiercing TUNE.

Definition: petty, small minded piety--Imagine people chasing a RACOON that foolishly wandered into their church. These people are armed with little PIGGIES and trying to pummel the RACOON to death with them. They are PIGGY COON.

Main sharab peeke aaya hoon .. main PEE-KE-AAYA-HOON (say this continuously 10 times)...haha you have gre exam and you are wasting time on Picayune (trivial) things..lol..go study.

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