Petty Definition

pĕtē
pettier, pettiest
adjective
pettier, pettiest
Relatively worthless or unimportant; trivial; insignificant.
Webster's New World
Small-scale; minor.
Webster's New World
Having or showing a tendency to make much of small matters.
Webster's New World
Small-minded; mean, narrow, ungenerous, etc.
Webster's New World
Relatively low in rank; subordinate.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Petty

Adjective

Base Form:
petty
Comparative:
pettier
Superlative:
pettiest

Origin of Petty

  • From Middle French petit, English since the late 14th century. The disparaging meaning develops during the 16th century.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English peti from Old French variant of petit petit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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