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11 entries found for petty. The first 10 are listed below.
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Main Entry: petĚty
Pronunciation: primarystresspet-emacron
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): petĚtiĚer; -est
Etymology: Middle English pety "small, minor," an altered form of petit (same meaning), from early French petit "small"
1 : lesser in rank or importance : MINOR <a petty prince>
2 : having little or no importance or meaning <petty details>
3 : having or displaying a mean narrow-minded attitude : SMALL-MINDED
- petĚtiĚly /primarystresspet-schwal-emacron/ adverb
- petĚtiĚness /primarystresspet-emacron-nschwas/ noun

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