paltry
Pronunciation
  • (Canada) IPA: /ˈpɑltɹi/
  • (British) IPA: /ˈpɒltɹi/, /ˈpɔːltɹi/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpɔltɹi/, /ˈpɑltɹi/
Adjective

paltry (comparative paltrier, superlative paltriest)

  1. Trashy, trivial, of little value.
    Synonyms: insignificant, unimportant, petty, trivial
    This is indeed a paltry flyer about a silly product.
    She made some paltry excuse and left.
  2. Of little monetary worth.
    Synonyms: meager, worthless, pitiful, trifling
    Could someone hope to survive on such a paltry income?
    Student grants these days are paltry, and many students have to take out loans.
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