Pettiness Pet"ti*ness, n. The quality or state of being petty or paltry; littleness; meanness. [1913 Webster]

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  • pettiness — index immateriality Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pettiness — noun a) The quality of being petty. The pettiness of the accounting department asking me to save a receipt from a fast food restaurant was absurd. b) A petty behaviour, attitude, etc …   Wiktionary

  • pettiness — noun (U) behaviour and attitudes that are ungenerous and are too much concerned with unimportant matters: the jealousy and pettiness of Hollywood …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pettiness — petty ► ADJECTIVE (pettier, pettiest) 1) trivial. 2) mean; small minded. 3) minor. 4) Law (of a crime) of lesser importance. Compare with GRAND(Cf. ↑grandness). DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • pettiness — noun see petty …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pettiness — See pettily. * * * …   Universalium

  • pettiness — Synonyms and related words: abjectness, abominableness, atrociousness, authoritarianism, baseness, beggarliness, bigotry, blind side, blind spot, blinders, closed mind, contemptibility, contemptibleness, cramped ideas, crumminess, daintiness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pettiness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Contemptible unimportance: inconsiderableness, negligibility, negligibleness, paltriness, smallness, triviality, trivialness. See IMPORTANT …   English dictionary for students

  • pettiness — pet|ti|ness [ petinəs ] noun uncount unpleasant behavior caused by caring too much about unimportant things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pettiness — pet·ti·ness || petɪnɪs n. trivialness, triteness, state of being concerned with insignificant issues …   English contemporary dictionary

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