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petty
American English: /ˈpɛdi/
British English: /ˈpɛti/

Translation of petty in Spanish:

adjective -tier, -tiest

  • 1 (unimportant) petty crime
    delito (masculine) menor
    falta (feminine)
    petty thief
    ladronzuelo, (-la) (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
    Example 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)
    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
    Example 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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