paltry; petty; mean.
- pelt·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use pelting in a sentence
Or one year before, a then 16-year-old Bieber narrowly avoided arrest after pelting a Maryland state trooper with a water balloon.Justin Bieber Freaks Out Over Grammys, Feuds With the Black Keys | Marlow Stern | February 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The family said the man was picnicking; the Border Patrol said the victim was pelting the agent with rocks.U.S. Border Patrol Fires at Rock Throwers in Mexico, and Three Have Died | Terry Greene Sterling | October 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
His masters would then amuse themselves by pelting him with bones.
Several hundred people gathered near the Japanese embassy in Beijing, some pelting it with water bottles and eggs.
In handling the Quran as I did, some—such as the “noble” men pelting rocks at Bagram—would say that I dishonored the Quran.Outcry Over Afghanistan Quran Burnings Shows Misguided ‘Honor’ About Sacred Book | Asra Q. Nomani | February 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The wind is howling, and the rain is pelting against the parlour windows of the Banking-house, whose blinds are drawn close down.
All that time the two biggest British vessels were pelting the Saratoga, and the other American ships were not helping her much.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
A squad of civilian youngsters was chasing Major Dampfer down the street, pelting the huge target of his backside with snowballs.The Great Potlatch Riots | Allen Kim Lang
With a good blinding snowfall, or a pelting downpour of cats and dogs, I might have hoped for a respite.Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series | Mrs. Henry Wood
He saw how I was encumbered, and he must have felt the pelting rain.A Houseful of Girls | Sarah Tytler