Synonyms for paltry

Grammar : Adj
Spell : pawl-tree
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɔl tri

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Définition of paltry

Origin :
  • 1560s, probably an adjectival use of noun paltry "worthless thing" (1550s), associated with dialectal palt, pelt "trash," cognate with Middle Low German and East Frisian palte "rag," Middle Dutch palt "broken or torn fragment." Cf. Low German paltrig "rubbishy," East Frisian palterig "ragged, torn."
  • adj poor; worthless
Example sentences :
  • Duncan dismissed this paltry consideration with a princely gesture.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune Hunter » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • What's that paltry hundred or two, compared with the millions I shall make?
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Lugging a fellow up for a pitiful, paltry sum of twenty pounds!
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The poor thing's vengeance was theatrical and paltry, but what of the man, wherever he was?
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • It was a paltry consolation, perhaps, but it was the best that then occurred to me.
  • Extract from : « The Shame of Motley » by Raphael Sabatini
  • You, the Judas who has sold my father to the Cardinal for a paltry share in our estates.
  • Extract from : « The Suitors of Yvonne » by Raphael Sabatini
  • "You are a paltry coward, Cosimo, when all is said," I shouted.
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • So paltry that the justices at Truro would not move against me.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Compared with amounts like this, what were the paltry sums he had been used to handle?
  • Extract from : « The Great Hunger » by Johan Bojer
  • My lady was right in refusing to honor such a paltry scoundrel with her hand.
  • Extract from : « The Strollers » by Frederic S. Isham

Antonyms for paltry

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