Translation of petty in Spanish:
adjective -tier, -tiest
- 1 (unimportant) petty crimedelito (masculine) menorpetty thief
falta (feminine)ladronzuelo, (-la) (masculine, feminine)I will not be ordered about by some petty clerkno voy a dejar que me dé órdenes cualquier empleaducho de mala muerteExample sentences
- The workers said the dispute was also about an arrogant management culture and petty rules and regulations.
- It diminishes the importance of real problems if they are lumped together with petty complaints.
- Then there are the petty differences in industrial standards and regulations from country to country.
- 2 (small-minded)(attitude)come on, let's not be petty about it
mezquino¡no vamos a discutir por una nimiedad!it was rather petty of you not to shake hands with herno fue muy magnánimo de tu parte no querer darle la manoExample sentences
- Aren't we all, too much into trivial matters and petty thinking and driven by insatiable greed?
- Call it small minded and petty, or just a harmless example of traditional rivalry, but the majority of Scots will take great pleasure in watching England under-achieve in the Far East.
- Envy is one of the worst feelings in the world because it's petty and spiteful.
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