pettily
adverb see petty

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pettily — Pet ti*ly, adv. In a petty manner; frivolously. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pettily — 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

  • pettily — See petty. * * * …   Universalium

  • pettily — adverb In a petty manner …   Wiktionary

  • pettily — petɪlɪ adv. narrow mindedly, trivially, in the manner of being concerned with trivial issues …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pettily — pet·ti·ly …   English syllables

  • pettily — adverb in a petty way • Derived from adjective: ↑petty …   Useful english dictionary

  • petty — pettily, adv. pettiness, n. /pet ee/, adj., pettier, pettiest. 1. of little or no importance or consequence: petty grievances. 2. of lesser or secondary importance, merit, etc.; minor: petty considerations. 3. having or showing narrow ideas,… …   Universalium

  • petty — adjective (pettier; est) Etymology: Middle English pety small, minor, alteration of petit Date: 14th century 1. having secondary rank or importance ; minor, subordinate 2. having little or no importance or significance 3. marked by or reflective… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spat — I. past and past participle of spit II. noun (plural spat or spats) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1667 a young bivalve (as an oyster) III. noun Etymology: short for spatterdash legging …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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