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picayune

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of picayune

  1. 1 not broad or open in views or opinions <the picayune ponderings of a commentator who steadfastly believes other cultures are inferior to our own> Synonyms illiberal, insular, Lilliputian, little, narrow-minded, parochial, petty, narrow, provincial, sectarian, small, small-mindedRelated Words inflexible, ironbound, obdurate, obstinate, rigid, set, stubborn, unyielding, wrongheaded; bigoted, intolerant; biased, discriminating, discriminatory, jaundiced, one-sided, partial, partisan, prejudiced; brass bound, hidebound, old-fashioned, reactionary, stodgy, straitlaced (or straightlaced), stuffy; dogmatic (also dogmatical), opinionated, opinionative; limited; hick, unsophisticatedNear Antonyms impartial, nonpartisan, objective, unbiased, unprejudiced; freethinkingAntonyms broad-minded, catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal, open, open-minded, receptive, tolerant

  2. 2 so small or unimportant as to warrant little or no attention <irritatingly picayune complaints> Synonyms chicken, de minimis, footling, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, measly, Mickey Mouse, minute, niggling, no-account, nominal, paltry, peanut, petty, negligible, piddling, piddly, piffling, pimping, slight, trifling, trivialRelated Words inferior, mean; imperceptible, inappreciable; little, puny, tiny; hairsplitting, nitpicking, pettifogging, quibbling; one-horse, small-fry, two-bitNear Antonyms serious, substantial, weighty; eventful, momentous, pivotal; conspicuous, noteworthy, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, striking; appreciable, discernible (also discernable), measurableAntonyms big, consequential, considerable, important, material, significant




picayune

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of picayune

  1. something of little importance <our lives don't amount to a picayune in the great scheme of things> Synonyms bagatelle, child's play, frippery, nonproblem, nothing, trifle, shuck(s), small beer, small change, trivialityRelated Words naught (also nought), nothingness, smoke, zero; peanuts, pittance, song, straw, two bits; bunk, claptrap, drivel, folly, fribble, fudge, hogwash, humbug, humbuggery, nonsense, piffle, rot, trash, trivia; bit, crumb, dab, dram, lick, mite, ounce, particle, pinhead, scintilla, shred, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), soupçon, speck, spot, tad, touch, trace




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