Little, small, secondary in rank or importance. (adjective)
Insignificant, trifling, or inconsiderable. (adjective)
Narrow-minded, small-minded. (adjective)
Examples of word petty
Which of us, in fact, has the force of character to be superior to petty vanity, to _petty fine feelings_, sympathy and self-reproach? ...
As Democratic presidential frontrunners Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton got personal in last night's debate, John Edwards said he tried to stay away from what he called petty bickering.
HENRY: The clarification came after Maliki lashed out at what he called petty politics from the American administration.
SHEINDLIN: Yes oh, yes, child is bitten by a dog, the child -- sometimes children get involved in -- what I call petty crime vandalism, and the neighbor will sue the parents to replace the property that the children destroyed.
Baqwa said every individual was capable of casting aside what he called petty differences and to help rid the country of lawlessness and violence.