pettifogging

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Practising pettifoggery: characteristic of or becoming to a pettifogger; petty; mean; paltry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Pettifoggery.
  • adjective Paltry; quibbling; mean.

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  • verb Present participle of pettifog.

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  • acting as a lawyer in petty cases.

    August 1, 2010