HyperDic: pettiness

English > 3 senses of the word pettiness:
NOUNcognitionpettinessnarrowness of mind or ideas or views
attributepettiness, triviality, slightness, puninessthe quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
attributepettiness, littleness, smallnesslack of generosity / generosity in trifling matters
pettiness > pronunciation
Soundspeh'tiynahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > pettiness: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaningnarrowness of mind or ideas or views.
Broadernarrow-mindedness, narrownessAn inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior
Spanishmezquindad
Adjectivespettycontemptibly narrow in outlook
English > pettiness: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous.
Synonymstriviality, slightness, puniness
NarrowerjokeA triviality not to be taken seriously
BroaderunimportanceThe quality of not being important or worthy of note
Spanishfutilidad, pequeñez, tenuidad, trivialidad
Catalanbagatel·la, fotesa, futilitat, trivialitat
Adjectivespettyinferior in rank or status
English > pettiness: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaninglack of generosity / generosity in trifling matters.
Synonymslittleness, smallness
Broadermeanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimony, parsimoniousness, tightness, tightfistedness, closenessextreme / extreme stinginess
Adjectivespetty(informal) small and of little importance

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