paltry

Part of speech: noun

Paltriness.

Part of speech: adjective

Trifling; worthless.

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Usage examples "paltry":

  1. But this, too, he resolutely refused, though at that time I was already so deeply in his debt that I could not repay him at all with paltry money." - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. Far different from the other chambers, the one into which the Rabbi was next introduced was a mean and paltry apartment without furniture. - "Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers", Various.
  3. I had retraced the little sequence of subsequent events, paltry enough in themselves, yet of a certain symmetry and some importance as a whole. - "No Hero", E.W. Hornung.