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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 of petty illiberal, insular, Lilliputian, little, narrow-minded, parochial, narrow, picayune, provincial, sectarian, small, small-mindedWords Related to petty 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 of petty impartial, nonpartisan, objective, unbiased, unprejudiced; freethinkingAntonyms of petty 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 of petty 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, trivialWords Related to petty inferior, mean; imperceptible, inappreciable; little, puny, tiny; hairsplitting, nitpicking, pettifogging, quibbling; one-horse, small-fry, two-bitNear Antonyms of petty serious, substantial, weighty; eventful, momentous, pivotal; conspicuous, noteworthy, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, striking; appreciable, discernible (also discernable), measurableAntonyms of petty big, consequential, considerable, important, material, significant



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