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Meaning of PETTINESS

Pronunciation:  p'eteenus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  lack of generosity in trifling matters
  2. [n]  the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
  3. [n]  narrowness of mind or ideas or views
 

PETTINESS is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: slightness, triviality
 
 See Also: closeness, meanness, minginess, narrow-mindedness, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimoniousness, parsimony, tightfistedness, tightness, unimportance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pet"ti*ness\, n.
The quality or state of being petty or paltry; littleness;
meanness.

 
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