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Definition of Petty


  1. Little; trifling; inconsiderable; also, inferior; subordinate; as, a petty fault; a petty prince.

Petty Quotations

We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.
Haile Selassie

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

I liked teaching, but the bureaucracy of academia and the petty intrigue... It wasn't a good fit. Once I admitted that myself, that I didn't like academia, I was ready to try TV.
Nic Pizzolatto

Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.
George Carlin

Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.
J. K. Rowling
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Petty Translations

petty in German is klein
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