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English adjective: paltry

1. paltry not worth considering

SamplesHe considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost.
Piffling efforts.
A trifling matter.

Synonymsnegligible, trifling



2. paltry contemptibly small in amount

SamplesA measly tip.
The company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief.
A paltry wage.
Almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans.

Synonymsmeasly, miserable

Similarmeager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy


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