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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 [informal], footling [informal], lilliputian [informal], little [informal], niggling [informal], piddling [informal], piffling [informal], picayune [N. Amer, informal], trivial [informal], niggly [informal], piddly [informal]
     
  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: pettier, petties, pettiest

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

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

Encyclopedia: Petty, Richard