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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Very small and almost worthless; trifling; petty.

Usage examples (30)
  • The paltry amount of snow was not enough to ski on.
  • He considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost
  • Boston, which was once again paltry on the power play.
  • Small societies of excluded lepers live miserably in paltry huts. for more
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