adjective, pal·tri·er, pal·tri·est.
SYNONYMS FOR paltry
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Origin of paltry
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OTHER WORDS FROM paltrypal·tri·ly, adverbpal·tri·ness, nounun·pal·try, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH paltrypaltry , poultry
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How to use paltry in a sentence
During the ten minutes it was plugged in, the Mach-E only added a paltry 5 kWh.Ford’s electric Mustang Mach-E is an important leap into the future|Dan Carney|February 12, 2021|Popular Science
The United States gained back a paltry 49,000 jobs in January.Fed chair: Unemployment rate was closer to 10 percent, not 6.3 percent, in January|Rachel Siegel|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
The economy only grew by a paltry 1 percent in the last last three months of 2020, according to last week’s Bureau of Economic Analysis figures.The economy gained just 49,000 jobs in January, as recover sputters amid pressure from virus|Eli Rosenberg|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
As articulate and attractive young adults, all three participants meet the basic requirements for influencer status, despite their initially paltry follower counts.What HBO’s Fake Famous Doesn’t Understand About Young People and Influencer Culture|Judy Berman|February 4, 2021|Time
The paltry nature of expected per-person payments was explained last week by plaintiffs in a filing that asked the US District Court for the Northern District of California to approve the settlement.Why victims of AT&T unlimited-data throttling get only $22 in settlements|Jon Brodkin|February 1, 2021|Ars Technica
In all these elections, it was the suburbs—not paltry gains in the cities—that made the difference.
Also shown are the (paltry) sums spent by each organization on candidates and campaigns.
Salem the prep school kid felt so slighted by a paltry $3 million bonus in 2011 that he left the firm.Too Big to Jail: Confessions of a Goldman Sachs Brat|Michael Daly|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, there was nothing paltry about Obamacare or rescuing the country from an oncoming depression.
In his first season as owner of the San Diego Clippers, the team drew a paltry 4,344 fans a game.How to Rescue the Clippers From Donald Sterling’s Racist Clutches|Jesse Lawrence|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What are a few paltry, lumps of crystallised carbon compared to a galaxy of a million million suns?God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Nothing can be more juvenile or paltry than the works of the native Belgians here exhibited.Little Travels and Roadside Sketches|William Makepeace Thackeray
The present Great Mogul has so little taste, that he has had this divan divided into two parts by a very paltry partition wall.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Unfortunately for the acquisition of paltry news, it was Um-ko, not Mata, who came out to purchase.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Yet those would sound like paltry excuses after a six months' expedition to Paris.