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1. pettiness

noun. ['ˈpɛtiːˌnɛs'] lack of generosity in trifling matters.

Synonyms

  • littleness
  • minginess
  • meanness
  • niggardness
  • tightfistedness
  • tightness
  • parsimony
  • smallness
  • parsimoniousness
  • niggardliness

Antonyms

  • farness
  • openness
  • sociability
  • unfriendliness

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Words that Rhyme with Pettiness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Example sentences of the word pettiness


1. Noun, singular or mass
The price of this human pettiness is the death of the young lovers.

Quotes containing the word pettiness


1. If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself.
- Martin Heidegger

2. If I'd had enough breath, I would have screamed, both at the sensation and at the sheer pettiness of the bastard who wouldn't allow me even a tiny chance of escape.
- Karen Chance, Touch the Dark

2. pettiness

noun. ['ˈpɛtiːˌnɛs'] the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous.

Synonyms

  • slightness
  • triviality
  • unimportance
  • joke

Antonyms

  • largeness
  • bigness
  • strength
  • distribution

3. pettiness

noun. ['ˈpɛtiːˌnɛs'] narrowness of mind or ideas or views.

Synonyms

  • narrow-mindedness

Antonyms

  • movableness
  • looseness
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