noun see paltry

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • paltriness — pal tri*ness, n. The state or quality of being paltry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paltriness — index immateriality, inconsequence, insignificance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • paltriness — paltry ► ADJECTIVE (paltrier, paltriest) 1) (of an amount) very small or meagre. 2) petty; trivial. DERIVATIVES paltriness noun. ORIGIN probably from dialect pelt «rubbish» …   English terms dictionary

  • paltriness — See paltrily. * * * …   Universalium

  • paltriness — noun The characteristic of being paltry …   Wiktionary

  • paltriness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pettiness, irrelevance, triviality; see insignificance . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Contemptible unimportance: mconsiderableness, negligibility, negligibleness, pettiness, smallness, triviality, trivialness. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • paltriness — pal·tri·ness || pɔːltrɪnɪs n. worthlessness, state of having no value; trivialness, insignificance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paltriness — n 1. pettiness, triviality, trivialism, Brit. pottiness, inconsiderableness, unappreciableness, inconsequentiality, insignificance, unimportance, irrelevance, irrelevancy, nonessentiality; littleness, smallness, minuteness, slightness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • paltriness — pal·tri·ness …   English syllables

  • paltriness — noun worthlessness due to insignificance • Syn: ↑sorriness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sorry (for: ↑sorriness), ↑paltry • Hypernyms: ↑worthlessness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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