Picayunish
Picayunish Pic`a*yun"ish, a. Petty; paltry; mean; as, a picayunish business. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • picayunish — picayunish, picayune *petty, trivial, trifling, puny, paltry, measly …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • picayunish — adjective Petty; paltry; mean; as, a picayunish business. Syn: picayune …   Wiktionary

  • picayunish — nish, nēsh adjective Etymology: picayune (I) + ish : picayune a lifetime of picayunish drudgery in the company of louts H.L.Davis Synonyms: see petty …   Useful english dictionary

  • picayunish — adjective see picayune II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • picayunish — See picayune. * * * …   Universalium

  • picayunish — pic·a·yun·ish …   English syllables

  • picayune — picayunish, picayune *petty, trivial, trifling, puny, paltry, measly …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • petty — petty, puny, trivial, trifling, paltry, measly, picayunish, picayune mean little and insignificant, often contemptibly so. Something is petty which by comparison with other things the same in kind but different in size, importance, gravity, or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • picayune — I. noun Etymology: Occitan picaioun, a small coin, from picaio money, from pica to jingle, of imitative origin Date: 1804 1. a. a Spanish half real piece formerly current in the South b. half dime 2. something trivial II. adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • picayune — picayunishly, adv. picayunishness, n. /pik ee yoohn , pik euh /, adj. Also, picayunish. Informal. 1. of little value or account; small; trifling: a picayune amount. 2. petty, carping, or prejudiced: I didn t want to seem picayune by criticizing.… …   Universalium

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