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  • n. The characteristic of being paltry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being paltry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being paltry, vile, or worthless.

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

  • n. worthlessness due to insignificance


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  • But to critics, that same proportional paltriness of what's gained make the abuses and errors suffered under the 287 (g) program even less justifiable: rough means to ultimately puny ends.

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  • Amid the glories of Chartres he could not help thinking about the paltriness of his own time.

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  • Continually get away from pettiness and paltriness of mind and thought out into the thirteenth chapter of St. John's Gospel.

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  • This was not referring to the paltriness of the army.


  • It could be that the paltriness of color this year is purely due to too much moisture, mold, moisture-loving bugs, that sort of thing.

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  • Everyone is in dancer of succumbing to what de Tocqueville called “paltriness of aim.”

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  • Anything less shows paltriness and a lack of credibility.

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  • But from Amy every paltriness and meanness had always been concealed with the utmost care; Mrs Yule did not scruple to lie heroically when in danger of being detected by her daughter.

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  • I tell you, I am filled with a blissful contempt for your divine paltriness; and I choose the abyss of destruction for a perpetual resort, where the devils Judas and Pharaoh are cast down!


  • Hippo no one would think fit to include among these thinkers, because of the paltriness of his thought.



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