What is petty?

  • (adj): Contemptibly narrow in outlook.
    Example: "Petty little comments"
    Synonyms: small-minded
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on petty:

Mary Petty
... Mary Petty (April 29, 1899 - March 6, 1976) was an illustrator of books and magazines best remembered for a series of covers done for The New Yorker featuring her ... In 1922, Petty graduated from the Horace Mann School in New York City, and five years later she and cartoonist Alan Dunn were married ... Petty first sold work to The New Yorker in 1927 under the encouragement of her husband, who had already sold cartoons to the magazine ...
S&Man - Production
... Petty, The Globe and Mail S Man's director J ... Petty originally intended the film to focus on a man who lived near his childhood home the man often spied on, and filmed, his neighbors ... peeper", who recorded 191 videotapes of Petty's childhood neighborhood ...
Mary Lou Petty
... Mary Lou Petty-Skok (born April 5, 1915) is an American former competition swimmer who represented the United States in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany ... Petty was an adept swimmer by the age of eight and began swimming competitively at the age of thirteen ...
Petty - Other
... Petty-Fitzmaurice Petty, Highland Petty Enterprises, NASCAR racing team owned by Richard and Kyle Petty ...
List Of Songs Produced By Jeff Lynne - Tom Petty - Into The Great Wide Open
... Song Composer "Learning to Fly" Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne "Kings Highway" Petty "Into the Great Wide Open" Petty and Lynne "Two Gunslingers" Petty " The Dark of the Sun" Petty and Lynne "All or Nothin'" Petty, Mike ...

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Famous quotes containing the word petty:

    Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
    To the last syllable of recorded time,
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    When petty people get into power they consider themselves unexcelled in the world.
    Chinese proverb.

    Be reflective ... and stay away from the theater as much as you can. Stay out of the theatrical world, out of its petty interests, its inbreeding tendencies, its stifling atmosphere, its corroding influence. Once become “theatricalized,” and you are lost, my friend; you are lost.
    Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865–1932)