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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
petty /'peti/
  • tính từ
    • nhỏ mọn, lặt vặt, tầm thường
      • petty triubles: những mối lo lặt vặt
      • petty expenses: những món chi tiêu lặt vặt
      • petty larceny: trò ăn cắp vặt
    • nhỏ nhen, vụn vặt, đê tiện (tính tình)
    • nhỏ, bậc dưới, tiểu, hạ
      • petty princes: tiểu vương
      • petty farmer: tiểu nông
Concise Dictionary
+larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
+inferior in rank or status
+(informal) small and of little importance
+contemptibly narrow in outlook

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 insignificant, trivial, paltry, minor, inferior, niggling, trifling, negligible, puny, inessential, non-essential, inconsequential, unimportant, slight, nugatory, of no account, US dinky, Colloq piddling, measly, no great shakes, no big deal, small-time, Brit twopenny-halfpenny or tuppenny-halfpenny, US and Canadian picayune:
He has been convicted only of petty crimes.
2 miserly, mean, mingy, stingy, cheese-paring, grudging, small-minded, cheap, niggardly, parsimonious, tight, tight-fisted, close, close-fisted:
It was very petty of you to refuse the beggar a few pence.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective (usually disapproving)
1 [usually before noun] small and unimportant: petty squabbles / restrictions + petty crime / theft (= that is not very serious) + a petty criminal / thief + a petty bureaucrat / official (= who does not have much power or authority)
2 concerned with small and unimportant matters, especially when this is unkind to other people: How could you be so petty?
pettiness noun [U]

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