Synonyms for petty

Synonyms for (noun) petty

Synonyms: petit larceny, petty, petty larceny

Definition: larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)

Similar words: theft, thievery, thieving, stealing, larceny

Definition: the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

Usage: the thieving is awful at Kennedy International

Synonyms for (adj) petty

Synonyms: small-minded, petty

Definition: contemptibly narrow in outlook

Usage: petty little comments; disgusted with their small-minded pettiness

Similar words: narrow, narrow-minded

Definition: lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view

Usage: a brilliant but narrow-minded judge; narrow opinions

Synonyms: trivial, niggling, petty, picayune, piddling, piffling, lilliputian, little, footling, fiddling

Definition: (informal) small and of little importance

Usage: a fiddling sum of money; a footling gesture; our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war; a little (or small) matter; a dispute over niggling details; limited to petty enterprises; piffling efforts; giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction

Similar words: unimportant

Definition: not important

Usage: a relatively unimportant feature of the system; the question seems unimportant

Synonyms: junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, subaltern, secondary, petty

Definition: inferior in rank or status

Usage: the junior faculty; a lowly corporal; petty officialdom; a subordinate functionary

Similar words: junior

Definition: younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service

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