Examples of petty in a Sentence
a petty argument about grammar
My behavior was petty and stupid. I apologize.
Recent Examples of petty from the Web
The woman was charged with petty theft for stealing merchandise valued at more than $80.
The action scenes are more gripping than the characters, who deal with office politics, romantic complications and petty arguments.
Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle, but the keys the woman found in the street were determined to be related to another petty theft in the neighborhood.
With all of this as the backdrop, the arguments about the bracket seem petty.
But the gangs emerging today are less organised and more prone to commit petty crime.
She and Luca had a fashion project to do, and, instead of just designing pocket quotes, Luca makes our heroine go on a sprawling adventure including Black Panther, petty crime, and zoo animals.
When prosecutors charged the girls with two misdemeanors, petty theft and vandalism, Levenberg’s office filed a habeas corpus petition to the Fourth District Court of Appeal to secure their release.
Initially they were charged with petty theft, resisting or obstructing an officer and retail theft in Wisconsin.
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Origin and Etymology of petty
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
PETTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of petty for English Language Learners
: not very important or serious
: relating to things that are not very important or serious
: committing crimes that are not very serious
PETTY Defined for Kids
Definition of petty for Students
- Don't worry about the petty details.
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