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English definition of “petty”

petty

adjective (SELFISH)   /ˈpet̬·i/
selfish and mean, esp. because of having too much interest in small and unimportant matters: The women in the story are petty and hateful. pettiness    /ˈpet̬·i·nəs/ noun [U]
(Definition of petty adjective (SELFISH) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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