petty

phonetic symbol: / péti / 

petty - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
petit larceny , petty larceny

[ adjective satellite ]
■ contemptibly narrow in outlook
e.g.)
・petty little comments
small-minded

[ adjective satellite ]
■ (informal) small and of little importance
e.g.)
・limited to petty enterprises
fiddling , footling , lilliputian , little , niggling , picayune , piddling , piffling , trivial

[ adjective satellite ]
■ inferior in rank or status
e.g.)
・petty officialdom
junior-grade , lower-ranking , lowly , secondary , subaltern

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