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paltry

adjective     /ˈpɔːl.tri/ US  /ˈpɑːl-/
(of an amount of money) very small and of little or no value: Student grants these days are paltry. The company offered Jeremy a paltry sum which he refused.Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking thingsSmall amounts of moneyLarge amounts of money low in quality: She made some paltry excuse and left.Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for bad
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