Textual thesaurus for "petty"

(adj) small-minded

contemptibly narrow in outlook

petty little comments; disgusted with their small-minded pettiness

(adj) trivial, niggling, picayune, piddling, piffling, lilliputian, little, footling, fiddling

(informal) 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; 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

(adj) junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, subaltern, secondary

inferior in rank or status

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

(noun) petit larceny, petty larceny

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