HyperDic: petty

English > 4 senses of the word petty:
ADJECTIVEallpetty, junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, secondary, subalterninferior in rank or status
allpetty, fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, picayune, trivial(informal) small and of little importance
allpetty, small-mindedcontemptibly narrow in outlook
NOUNactpetty, petit larceny, petty larcenylarceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
petty > pronunciation
Soundspeh'tiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > petty: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaninginferior in rank or status.
Example "petty officialdom"
Synonymsjunior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, secondary, subaltern
Broaderjunioryounger
Spanishinferior, subalterno, subordinado
Catalaninferior, subaltern, subordinat
Nounspettinessthe quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
English > petty: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(informal) small and of little importance.
Example "limited to petty enterprises"
Synonymsfiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, picayune, trivial
Broaderunimportantnot important
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishbaladí, fútil, insignificante, insustancial, intrascendente, nimio, pequeño, trivial
Catalanfútil, inconsiderable, insignificant, insubstancial, intrascendent, negligible, nimi, petit, trivial
Nounspettinesslack of generosity / generosity in trifling matters
English > petty: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningcontemptibly narrow in outlook.
Example"petty little comments"
Synonymsmall-minded
Broadernarrow-minded, narrowlacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view
Spanishcerrado, mezquino
Catalantancat
Nounspettinessnarrowness of mind or ideas or views
Adverbspettilyin a petty way
English > petty: 4 senses > noun 1, act
Meaninglarceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale).
Synonymspetit larceny, petty larceny
Broaderlarceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealingThe act of taking something from someone unlawfully
Oppositegrand larceny, grand theftlarceny of property having a value greater than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
Spanishrapiña, ratería
Catalanrapinya, rateria

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