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1. paltry

adjective. ['ˈpɔltri'] not worth considering.

Synonyms

  • trifling
  • negligible

Antonyms

  • comfortable
  • charitable
  • generous

Etymology

  • paltrig (Middle Low German)
  • palter (Middle Low German)

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Rhymes with Paltry

  • altimetry
  • ancestry
  • artistry
  • asymmetry
  • autrey
  • autry
  • awtrey
  • banditry
  • baptistery
  • basketry
  • bigotry
  • biochemistry
  • buttrey
  • buttry
  • cabinetry
  • carpentry
  • chemistry
  • chemistry
  • circuitry
  • complementary

Sentences with paltry


1. Noun, singular or mass
Carob, on the other hand, contains a paltry 0.4 milligrams of iron and 69 micrograms of copper.

2. Adjective
At a paltry $80 a tire, why wouldn't you buy a Grabber?

Quotes about paltry


1. There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
- Edgar Allan Poe

2. How very paltry and limited the normal human intellect is, and how little lucidity there is in the human consciousness, may be judged from the fact that, despite the ephemeral brevity of human life, the uncertainty of our existence and the countless enigmas which press upon us from all sides, everyone does not continually and ceaselessly philosophize, but that only the rarest of exceptions do.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

2. paltry

adjective. ['ˈpɔltri'] contemptibly small in amount.

Synonyms

  • stingy
  • meagerly
  • meager
  • meagre
  • scrimpy
  • measly

Antonyms

  • fortunate
  • estimable
  • superior
  • happy

Etymology

  • paltrig (Middle Low German)
  • palter (Middle Low German)
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