petty (comparative pettier, superlative pettiest)
- (obsolete except in set phrases) Little, small, secondary in rank or importance.
- Insignificant, trifling, or inconsiderable.
- a petty fault
- Narrow-minded, small-minded.
- Begrudging in nature, especially over insignificant matters.
- That corporation is only slightly pettier than they are greedy, and they are overdue to reap the consequences.
- (little) seeSynonyms en
- (begrudging) seeSynonyms en
- (small-minded) broad-minded
- French: petit, insignifiant
- German: klein, gering, unbedeutend, unwichtig, geringfügig, klein
- Italian: piccolo
- Portuguese: pequeno, insignificante, fútil
- Russian: пустячный
- Spanish: pequeño, insignificante, baladí, nimio, menor, de pitiminí
petty (plural petties)
- (usually, in the plural, obsolete) A little schoolboy, either in grade or size.
- (historical) A class or school for young schoolboys.
- (dialect, euphemism) An outhouse: an outbuilding used as a lavatory.
- (school for young schoolboys) ABC, petty school
- (class for young schoolboys) petty form
- (outhouse) seeSynonyms en
- (America) IPA: /ˈpɛti/, [ˈpɛɾi]