Translation of "petty" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈpet·i/ us /ˈpet̬·i/ comparative pettier, superlative pettiest

unimportant or not serious

nimio, mezquino
petty details
petty crime

complaining too much about unimportant things

nimio, mezquino
You can be so petty sometimes!

(Translation of “petty” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /ˈpeti/

of very little importance; trivial

insignificante, nimio, de poca monta
petty details.

deliberately nasty for a foolish or trivial reason

petty behaviour.
pettily adverb

pettiness noun

mezquindaz, pobreza de espíritu
petty cash noun

money used for small, everyday expenses in an office etc.

dinero para gastos menores, caja chica

(Translation of “petty” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)