- If something is petty it is small or not important.
- That is only a petty crime.
- I took some petty cash for the purchase.
- He is only a petty officer, not a full officer.
- If someone is petty they are bothered by petty things.
- Why must you be so petty all the time.
- He was so petty he would throw a fit if one book was out of place.