PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Positive
petty

Comparative
pettier

Superlative
pettiest

  1. If something is petty it is small or not important.
    That is only a petty crime.
    I took some petty cash for the purchase.
    He is only a petty officer, not a full officer.
  2. If someone is petty they are bothered by petty things.
    Why must you be so petty all the time.
    He was so petty he would throw a fit if one book was out of place.

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