paltrily
paltrily \pal"tri*ly\ (p[add]l"tr[i^]*l[y^]), adv. In a paltry manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • paltrily — See paltry. * * * …   Universalium

  • paltrily — adverb in a paltry manner …   Wiktionary

  • paltrily — pɔːltrɪlɪ adv. trivially, insignificantly; meanly, contemptuously, derisively …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paltrily — pal·tri·ly …   English syllables

  • paltrily — ˈpȯl.trə̇lē, ə̇li adverb : in a paltry manner : so as to be paltry * * * palˈtrily adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑paltry …   Useful english dictionary

  • paltry — paltrily, adv. paltriness, n. /pawl tree/, adj., paltrier, paltriest. 1. ridiculously or insultingly small: a paltry sum. 2. utterly worthless. 3. mean or contemptible: a paltry coward. [1560 70; < LG paltrig ragged, equiv. to *palter rag ( …   Universalium

  • Palterly — Pal ter*ly, a. & adv. Paltry; shabby; shabbily; paltrily. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] In palterly clothes. Pepys. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paltriness — See paltrily. * * * …   Universalium

  • paltry — /ˈpɔltri / (say pawltree) adjective (paltrier, paltriest) 1. trifling; petty: a paltry sum. 2. trashy or worthless: paltry rags. 3. mean or contemptible: a paltry coward. {apparently from dialect palt rubbish. Compare Low German paltrig}… …   Australian English dictionary

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