Translation of petty in Spanish:

petty

Pronunciation: /ˈpeti/

adjective/adjetivo (-tier, -tiest)

  • 1.1 (unimportant) [details] insignificante, nimio petty crime delito (masculine) menor, falta (feminine) petty thief ladronzuelo, (masculine, feminine) I will not be ordered about by some petty clerk no voy a dejar que me dé órdenes cualquier empleaducho de mala muerte
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    • 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.
    1.2 (small-minded) [attitude] mezquino come on, let's not be petty about it ¡no vamos a discutir por una nimiedad! it was rather petty of you not to shake hands with her no fue muy magnánimo de tu parte no querer darle la mano
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    • 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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