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pettiness - 60 results
Other synonyms:

stuntedness, insignificancy, littleness, trivia, slightness, puniness, inconsequentiality, immateriality, smallness, runtiness, important, small beer, trifle, inconsequence, slenderness, trivialness, paltriness, nullity, slimness, negligibleness, triviality, technicality, negligibility, inconsiderableness, delicacy.

Examples of usage:

If this trait did not save him from sorrow, it at least lifted him above pettiness; if it could not solve the difficulties of life it could arm him to endure them. - "The Valley of Decision", Edith Wharton.

" There is no pettiness about those who are truly great; they will lend you their support; and when you yourself have a high position, your work will rise immensely in public opinion. - "Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I", Honore de Balzac.

The pettiness of their outlook hardly distressed him- he was too familiar with it at home- but their essential vulgarity, their innate ugliness, seemed more than usually offensive in the grandeur of its present setting. - "Four Weird Tales", Algernon Blackwood.

Similar words:

pettishness, petiteness, petting, pettish, petitioner, petticoat, pettishly, petasites, Petasites Fragrans.

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