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Adjective petty has 3 senses
- junior-grade, inferior, lower, lower-ranking, lowly, petty, secondary, subaltern, subordinate - inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
Antonym: senior (indirect, via junior)
- fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, Mickey Mouse, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial - (informal terms) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "Mickey Mouse regulations"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"
Antonyms: important, of import (indirect, via unimportant)
- petty, small-minded - contemptibly narrow in outlook; "petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"
Antonym: broad-minded (indirect, via narrow-minded)