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OTHER WORDS FROM pettypet·ti·ly, adverbpet·ti·ness, noun
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Look, of course it makes celebrities look weak and petty to get all het up about Chris Discourse now — Now!How Chris Pratt became the internet’s least favorite Chris|Constance Grady|October 22, 2020|Vox
For another, many of the alleged crimes, like petty theft, are not that serious—while others aren’t specified at all.Live facial recognition is tracking kids suspected of being criminals|Karen Hao|October 9, 2020|MIT Technology Review
What she is watching is mostly petty trivialities, and the power of the novel comes from Batuman’s ability to render those trivialities worthwhile.
Imagine a president using that awesome power again for good rather than for exacting petty revenge on real and imagined enemies.
Another employee reported Carson searched a school site looking for employees mishandling petty cash.Accusations Flew, Then National School District Official Got Paid to Resign|Ashly McGlone|July 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Petty, shade, and thirst are my favorite human “virtues” and the trifecta of any good series of “stories.”‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In no way, he said, did Brown deserve to die for what began as petty theft.
No more cynically cutting opposition candidates out of a district for petty political purposes.Hate Hyper-Partisanship? Support Redistricting Reform Now|John Avlon|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of how incredibly petty the offense can be and how insanely disproportionate the retaliation can be.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when the end result is tens of millions raised, do the shades of vanity or petty grudges truly matter?
Aunty Rosa had credited him in the past with petty cunning and stratagem that had never entered into his head.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
On the 25th of November following the magistrates began to sit daily at Petty Sessions.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
He became the low-born, petty tradesman, using the language of the hands of his jam factory.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
He would give them money to return to their lines and for petty expenses en route.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Of the numerous petty divinities which watched over the child's early years we have already given some account.The Religion of Ancient Rome|Cyril Bailey