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paltry (adjective), paltrier, paltriest
1. Insignificant or unimportant or very small in amount: Pete was offered a paltry sum of money for showing the ads on his web site.
2. Descriptive of something as trifling, insignificant, or of no consequence: The politician dismissed the statements made by his opponent as of paltry significance.
3. Etymology: it has been suggested that this adjective paltry was borrowed from Low German or East Frisian paltrig, "ragged, torn" and derived from palte, "rag".
Relating to having little or no value.
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Pertaining to being insignificant or trashy.
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Conveying something as being petty or inferior.
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