Synonyms for Petty:


exiguous (adjective)
meager, limited.
irritable (adjective)
cranky, cross, sour, petulant, caustic, acid, bearish, peevish, cantankerous, irascible, crusty, spiteful, huffy, churlish, irritable, prickly, acerbic, crabbed, snappish, touchy, surly, acrimonious, tart, bitter, bellicose.
narrow-minded (adjective)
small-minded, insular.
stingy (adjective)
closefisted, spartan, frugal, Hard-fisted, ascetic, abstemious, stingy, penny-pinching, meager, mean, narrow-fisted, tight, austere, cheeseparing, Pinching, miserly, parsimonious, thrifty.
trivial, insignificant (adjective)
measly, picayune, lower, frivolous, piddling, unimportant, lesser, secondary, cheap, trifling, narrow-minded, minor, subordinate, irrelevant, little, junior, paltry, negligible, inferior, small-minded, inconsiderable, niggling.
unimportant (adjective)
irrelevant, meaningless, of no consequence/of little consequence, unconsidered, mere.


bad-tempered, short-tempered, fractious, hot-tempered, temperamental, sensitive, moody. wide, limited. niggard, niggardly, tightfisted, penurious, Pinching, give, close, close-fisted, costive, cheap. lesser, under, low, minor, smalltime, over, minor league. inferior (noun)
puny, undersized, weak, poor.
petty (noun)
lowly, mickey mouse, fiddling, junior, unimportant, junior-grade, narrow, subaltern, little, secondary, small-minded, picayune, lilliputian, niggling, inferior, lower, trivial, piffling, piddling, narrow-minded, subordinate, footling, lower-ranking.
trivial (noun)
insignificant, frivolous.


mean (verb)
insular, parochial, close-minded.

Other synonyms:

Mickey Mouse
mickey mouse.
Pinching, costive, close-fisted, negligible, smalltime. minor league, tightfisted, nugatory, inconsiderable, lesser, measly, penurious, junior, paltry, poor, trifling, niggardly, minor. under. limited. cheap. close. irrelevant
trivial, frivolous.
Other relevant words:
undersized, inferior, lower, under, puny, small-minded, subordinate, lilliputian, footling, piddling, picayune, low, close-minded, close, mickey mouse, lower-ranking, poor, irrelevant, insular, weak, junior, nugatory, lowly, penurious, unimportant, minor league, trivial, piffling, little, inconsiderable, limited, cheap, minor, parochial, frivolous, secondary, insignificant, fiddling, close-fisted, niggardly, costive, junior-grade, paltry, narrow-minded, tightfisted, trifling, smalltime, niggling, narrow, niggard, subaltern, mere, lesser, Pinching, measly, negligible, unconsidered.

Usage examples for petty

  1. " He was an able seaman and petty officer in the navy for three years when he was a young man, and has served as a master from the beginning of the war," continued Captain Passford. – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  2. It was formerly a common thing for the petty princes of Europe to own hotels at Paris. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  3. Maria Petty used to say that jest the sound of his voice was as good as medicine to a sick person. – The Land of Long Ago by Eliza Calvert Hall