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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Lack of generosity in trifling matters; The quality of being unimportant or frivolous; Narrowness of mind or ideas or views.

Usage examples (37)
  • So, as always, Betty's pettiness is to blame for all things.
  • Eric Fehrnstrom, a spokesman for Mr. Romney, fired back today in a statement: This type of pettiness is beneath Mike Huckabee.
  • And when I came to the word pettiness, and his request that we stop it, well, isn't that the bottom line to any kindof grassroots movement?
  • Your pettiness will be the wreath you lay at the foot of your childrens graves. for more
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