What does the word petty mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Pettiness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Pettily.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Having little worth or rank; inferior.

Usage examples for petty

  1. Do not think this a petty relation. – The French in the Heart of America by John Finley
  2. Maria Petty says, says she, 'There's some things that every woman's called on to stand, and there's some things that no woman ought to stand. – The Land of Long Ago by Eliza Calvert Hall
  3. Hearty thanks last of all to my companions during the voyage of the Vega; to her distinguished commander Louis Palander, her scientific men and officers, her petty officers and crew. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold