Thesaurus / pettiness
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In that swamp of pettiness, idiocy, and materialism, a man of your nature could not long abide.

VisionariesJames Huneker

In England he quickly felt the pettiness of the busy Court life, to which he could not accustom himself.

Great RaleghHugh De Selincourt

A giggle is indicative of pettiness, trifling and general mental light-weight.

How to Read Human NatureWilliam Walker Atkinson

Julien saw nothing in this except the pettiness of spirit of a country bourgeois.

Annoyed at their pettiness I removed the diamonds and flowers and all ornaments.

She did not desire gardens, then, nor the pettiness of plump terraced hills.

Free AirSinclair Lewis

How I love a phrase that permits one to escape the pettiness of a personal detail by some grand and sweeping generality!

For she is not hampered by narrowness of thought or by pettiness of spirit.

All at once, as she stood looking at him, her grievances dwindled into pettiness.

A Melody in SilverKeene Abbott

Or—to put the thing less cynically—we may be better in new clean words, which have never been tainted by our pettiness or vice.

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