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adjective petty pronunciation in British English /ˈpeti/
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  1. 1
    [usually before noun] not important and not worth worrying about

    I’m not interested in their petty squabbles.

    Village life is full of gossip and petty jealousies.

  2. 2
    unpleasant to someone because you care too much about something that is not really important

    It was a bit petty to make me apologize to everyone.

  3. 3
    [only before noun] minor

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