- of little or no importance or consequence: pettygrievances.
- of lesser or secondary importance, merit, etc.;minor: petty considerations.
- having or showing narrow ideas, interests, etc.:petty minds.
- mean or ungenerous in small or trifling things: apetty person.
- showing or caused by meanness of spirit: a pettyrevenge.
- of secondary rank, especially in relation to others ofthe same class or kind: petty states; a petty tyrant.