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Webster 1913 Edition


Pettiness

Pet′ti-ness

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Noun.
The quality or state of being petty or paltry; littleness; meanness.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pettiness

PET'TINESS

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Noun.
[from petty.] Smallness; littleness.

Definition 2022


pettiness

pettiness

English

Noun

pettiness (countable and uncountable, plural pettinesses)

  1. The quality of being petty.
    The pettiness of the accounting department asking me to save a receipt from a fast-food restaurant was absurd.
  2. A petty behaviour, attitude, etc.