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petty

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of petty

  1. 1 not broad or open in views or opinions a petty little town that was not ethnically diverse and very happy about the situation Synonyms illiberal, insular, Lilliputian, little, narrow-minded, parochial, narrow, picayune, 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 obsessed over even petty problems Synonyms chicken, de minimis, footling, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, measly, Mickey Mouse, minute, niggling, no-account, nominal, paltry, peanut, negligible, picayune, 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


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