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Adjective: petty (pettier,pettiest)  pe-tee
  1. Inferior in rank or status
    "petty officialdom";
    - junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, secondary, subaltern
     
  2. (informal) small and of little importance
    "limited to petty enterprises";
    - fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, picayune [N. Amer], trivial, piddly
     
  3. Contemptibly narrow in outlook
    "petty little comments";
    - small-minded
     
  4. (law) minor, of lesser importance
    - petit
Noun: petty  pe-tee
  1. Larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    - petit larceny, petty larceny

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Derived forms: petties, pettier, pettiest

See also: junior, narrow, narrow-minded, unimportant

Type of: larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving

Encyclopedia: Petty, Texas