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Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • contemptibly narrow in outlook; "petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"
  • (informal terms) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "Mickey Mouse regulations"; "a dispute over nig

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Petty'

  • Petty: Petty may refer to: Bruce Petty (born 1929), Australian political satirist and cartoonist Bryce Petty (born 1991), American football player Dini Petty
  • Lead petty officer: A leading petty officer or LPO is a title given to the senior petty officer in the pay grades of E4-E6 in the United States Navy and Coast Guard. A LPO
  • Petty Enterprises: founded by Lee Petty with his two sons Richard Petty and Maurice Petty. The team was later owned by Richard Petty, his son Kyle Petty and Boston Ventures
  • Petty officer: A petty officer (PO) is a non-commissioned officer in many navies and is given the NATO rank denotion OR-6. They are equal in rank to sergeant in the
  • Tom Petty: Thomas Earl Petty (born October 20, 1950) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is best known as
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: American rock band. For their debut album, see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (album). Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are an American rock band from
  • Petty officer, second class: Canadian Navy, see petty officer 2nd class. Good conduct variation, Petty Officer Second Class insignia & U.S. Coast Guard Petty officer, second
  • Chief petty officer: A chief petty officer is a senior non-commissioned officer in many navies and coast guards. "Chief petty officer" refers to two ranks in the Royal
  • Lee Petty: Lee Arnold Petty (March 14, 1914 – April 5, 2000) was an American stock car driver in the 1950s and 1960s. He was one of the pioneers of NASCAR and one
  • Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy: For the RAN equivalent, see Warrant Officer of the Navy. The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON, pronounced MIK-pon) is a unique non-commissioned

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* Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought. Every man is the lord of a realm beside which the earthly empire of the Czar is but a petty state, a hummock left by the ice. - Henry David Thoreau

* To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. - William Shakespeare

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

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