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Definition of "pettiness" [pet•ti•ness]

  • The quality of being petty. (noun)
  • A petty behaviour, attitude, etc. (noun)

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Use "pettiness" in a sentence
  • "So, as always, Betty's pettiness is to blame for all things."
  • "Eric Fehrnstrom, a spokesman for Mr. Romney, fired back today in a statement: This type of pettiness is beneath Mike Huckabee."
  • "And when I came to the word pettiness, and his request that we stop it, well, isn't that the bottom line to any kindof grassroots movement?"