Definition of Pettily

1. Adverb. In a petty way.

Partainyms: Petty



Definition of Pettily

1. adv. In a petty manner; frivolously.

Definition of Pettily

1. Adverb. In a petty manner. ¹

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Definition of Pettily

1. in a petty manner [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pettily

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pettiest
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pettily (current term)
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Literary usage of Pettily

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1. Aquinas Ethicus: Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas. A Translation of the by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"But the pettily economical man primarily intends the smallness of his expense, ... Thus then it is clear that the pettily economical man falls short of the ..."

2. Aquinas Ethicus, Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas: Or, The Moral by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"But the pettily economical man primarily intends the smallness of his expense, ... Thus then it is clear that the pettily economical man falls short of the ..."

3. The Life of the Spirit: An Introduction to Philosophy by Rudolf Eucken (1909)
"The predominant tendency is first of all to declare that thought is that spontaneous creative effort which raises man by himself above the pettily human and ..."

4. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"I 'm pettily sorry about that mare. — Ibid., ch. 28. The post-office accounts were the next bother; and they puzzled all on us pettily. ..."

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