see also: Petty
  • IPA: /ˈpɛti/
    • (America) IPA: [ˈpʰɛɾi]

petty (comparative pettier, superlative pettiest)

  1. (obsolete except in set phrases) Little, small, secondary in rank or importance.
    petty officer, petty cash
  2. Insignificant, trifling, or inconsiderable.
    a petty fault
  3. Narrow-minded, small-minded.
  4. 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.
Synonyms Antonyms
  • (little) seeSynonyms en
  • (begrudging) seeSynonyms en
  • (small-minded) broad-minded
Translations Translations Translations Noun

petty (plural petties)

  1. (usually, in the plural, obsolete) A little schoolboy, either in grade or size.
  2. (historical) A class or school for young schoolboys.
  3. (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]
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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