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petty

US [ˈpeti]
UK ['peti]
  • n.佩蒂;【会】小额;厕所
  • adj.小的;琐碎的;次要的;小气的
  • Web细小的;器量小的;不足道的
Comparative Degree:pettier  Superlative:pettiest  
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adj.
1.
[ubn]
小的;琐碎的;次要的small and unimportant
petty squabbles
小口角
petty crime/theft(= that is not very serious)
轻微罪行;小偷小摸
a petty criminal/thief
轻罪犯;小窃贼
a petty bureaucrat/official(= who does not have much power or authority, although they might pretend to)
小官僚;小官员
2.
小气的;狭隘的caring too much about small and unimportant matters, especially when this is unkind to other people
How could you be so petty?
你怎么那么小气呢?

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