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paltry

adjective     /ˈpɔːltri/
disapproving used to describe an amount of money that is very small : The savers were getting a paltry 0.1% interest regardless of the balance in their accounts .a paltry amount/sum/figure Midwives are paid paltry sums to do truly demanding jobs .a paltry payment/salary/return Miners ' families get by on paltry salaries , and from time to time lose their loved ones in accidents . Ms. Page said the settlement from the state is paltry.
of low quality : The research in this area has been paltry and weak .
(Definition of paltry adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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