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petty-minded Line breaks: petty-minded

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Definition of petty-minded in English:


Unduly concerned with trivial matters, especially in a spiteful or selfish way: petty-minded, cost-cutting tradesmen
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  • Recent public discourse also reveals ill-founded and petty-minded anxieties about the elderly.
  • If people are penny-pinching or petty-minded this week, naturally you won't hold back on letting them know it.
  • I have now got to go out and get a job at the age of 51 just because of some petty-minded individual sitting at a desk.
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