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Petty vs. Spiteful

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Pettyadjective

Little, small, secondary in rank or importance.

‘petty officer, petty cash’;

Spitefuladjective

Filled with, or showing, spite; having a desire to annoy or harm.

Pettyadjective

Insignificant, trifling, or inconsiderable.

‘a petty fault’;

Spitefuladjective

Filled with, or showing, spite; having a desire to vex, annoy, or injure; malignant; malicious; as, a spiteful person or act.

Pettyadjective

Narrow-minded, small-minded.

Spitefuladjective

showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite;

‘a despiteful fiend’; ‘a truly spiteful child’; ‘a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment’;

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Pettyadjective

Begrudging in nature, especially over insignificant matters.

‘That corporation is only slightly pettier than they are greedy, and they are overdue to reap the consequences.’;

Spitefuladjective

showing or caused by malice

‘the teachers made spiteful little jokes about me’;

Pettynoun

A little schoolboy, either in grade or size.

Pettynoun

A class or school for young schoolboys.

Pettynoun

An outhouse: an outbuilding used as a lavatory.

Pettyadjective

Little; trifling; inconsiderable; also, inferior; subordinate; as, a petty fault; a petty prince.

‘Like a petty godI walked about, admired of all.’;

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Pettyadjective

inferior in rank or status;

‘the junior faculty’; ‘a lowly corporal’; ‘petty officialdom’; ‘a subordinate functionary’;

Pettyadjective

(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’;

Pettyadjective

contemptibly narrow in outlook;

‘petty little comments’; ‘disgusted with their small-minded pettiness’;

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