Little; trifling; inconsiderable; also, inferior; subordinate; as, a petty fault; a petty prince.
- Of small importance; trivial: a petty grievance.
- Marked by narrowness of mind, ideas, or views.
- Marked by meanness or lack of generosity, especially in trifling matters.
- Secondary in importance or rank; subordinate. See Synonyms at trivial.
- Law Variant of petit.