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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a trivial or small-minded way.

Usage examples (36)
  • Adjective, : petty grievances. ,petty considerations. ,petty minds. ,a petty person. ,a petty revenge. ,petty states; a petty tyrant
  • China reacted the way a nation reacts: somewhat pettily.
  • Are we “pettily reactionary and positively fatal to life”?
  • They were not wantonly cruel, nor extortionate, nor even pettily thievish. for more
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