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synonyms for petty

  • frivolous
  • lesser
  • minor
  • narrow-minded
  • base
  • inessential
  • inferior
  • junior
  • light
  • little
  • lower
  • peanut
  • scratch
  • secondary
  • shallow
  • shoestring
  • slight
  • small
  • subordinate
  • trifling
  • casual
  • cheap
  • contemptible
  • inconsequent
  • inconsiderable
  • irrelevant
  • measly
  • negligible
  • nickel-and-dime
  • niggling
  • paltry
  • penny-ante
  • pettifogging
  • picayune
  • piddling
  • shabby
  • small-minded
  • two-bit
  • unimportant
See also synonyms for: pettiness
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antonyms for petty

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  • greater
  • major
  • big
  • enormous
  • first-class
  • first-rate
  • great
  • huge
  • immense
  • important
  • large
  • significant
  • superior
  • consequential
  • necessary
  • prominent
  • useful
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For another, many of the alleged crimes, like petty theft, are not that serious—while others aren’t specified at all.
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Imagine a president using that awesome power again for good rather than for exacting petty revenge on real and imagined enemies.
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Another employee reported Carson searched a school site looking for employees mishandling petty cash.
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Aunty Rosa had credited him in the past with petty cunning and stratagem that had never entered into his head.
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On the 25th of November following the magistrates began to sit daily at Petty Sessions.
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He became the low-born, petty tradesman, using the language of the hands of his jam factory.
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He would give them money to return to their lines and for petty expenses en route.
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Of the numerous petty divinities which watched over the child's early years we have already given some account.
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