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English definition of “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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