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  • contemptibly narrow in outlook
    • petty little comments
    • disgusted with their small-minded pettiness
  • (informal) small and of little importance
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • inferior in rank or status
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary
  • larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
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