a.1.Little; trifling; inconsiderable; also, inferior; subordinate; as, a petty fault; a petty prince.
Like a petty god
I walked about, admired of all.
- Milton.
Petty averages
See under Average.
Petty cash
money expended or received in small items or amounts.
Petty officer
a subofficer in the navy, as a gunner, etc., corresponding to a noncommissionned officer in the army.
Adj.1.petty - inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
2.petty - (informal terms) small and of little importance; "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"; "Mickey Mouse regulations"; "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"
3.petty - contemptibly narrow in outlook; "petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"
Synonyms: small-minded
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