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  • n. The quality of being petty.
  • n. A petty behaviour, attitude, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being petty or paltry; littleness; meanness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being petty; smallness; littleness; triviality.
  • n. Synonyms Smallness. etc. (see littleness), frivolousness, triviality, insignificance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
  • n. lack of generosity in trifling matters
  • n. narrowness of mind or ideas or views

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