1. Larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale) (synset 100785737)
  1. Inferior in rank or status (synset 302108248)
    "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
  2. (informal) small and of little importance (synset 301284018)
    "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"; "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"
  3. Contemptibly narrow in outlook (synset 300289364)
    "petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"

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