Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun petty

1 sense of petty

Sense 1
petit larceny, petty larceny, petty -- (larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale))
       => larceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealing -- (the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International")

Antonyms of adj petty

3 senses of petty

Sense 1
junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty (prenominal), secondary, subaltern -- (inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary")

INDIRECT (VIA junior) -> senior -- (older; higher in rank; longer in length of tenure or service; "senior officer")

Sense 2
fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial -- ((informal) 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"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction")

INDIRECT (VIA unimportant) -> important, of import -- (of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day")

Sense 3
petty, small-minded -- (contemptibly narrow in outlook; "petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness")

INDIRECT (VIA narrow-minded) -> broad-minded -- (inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own; "a judge who is broad-minded but even-handed")

Similarity of adj petty

3 senses of petty

Sense 1
junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty (prenominal), secondary, subaltern -- (inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary")
       => junior (vs. senior) -- (younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service)

Sense 2
fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial -- ((informal) 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"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction")
       => unimportant (vs. important) -- (not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant")

Sense 3
petty, small-minded -- (contemptibly narrow in outlook; "petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness")
       => narrow-minded (vs. broad-minded), narrow -- (lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view; "a brilliant but narrow-minded judge"; "narrow opinions")

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