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Adjective: paltry (paltrier,paltriest)  pol-tree [N. Amer], pól-tree or po(l)-tree [Brit]
  1. Not worth considering
    "he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost";
    - negligible, trifling
     
  2. Contemptibly small in amount
    "a paltry wage";
    - measly, miserable

Sounds like: p

Derived forms: paltriest, paltrier

See also: meager [N. Amer], meagerly [N. Amer], meagre [Brit, Cdn], meagrely [Brit, Cdn], scrimpy, stingy, worthless

Encyclopedia: Paltry