What is another word for pettily?

Pronunciation: [pˈɛtɪlɪ] (IPA)

When searching for synonyms for the word "pettily," there are a range of options available, each with slightly different meanings and nuances. Some possible synonyms include "small-mindedly," "narrowly," "meanly," "vindictively," and "spitefully." These words all convey a sense of pettiness or smallness in one's behavior, often focused on petty grievances or minor annoyances. Other synonyms for "pettily" might include "trivially," "insignificantly," or "inconsequentially," indicating that the behavior in question is not only petty, but also ultimately unimportant or irrelevant. Whatever the specific synonym used, the sense of an unhelpful and frustratingly petty mindset is clear.

Usage examples for Pettily

To judge from the way their brains worked now, both young people might have been grave wielders of state affairs, instead of the lad and the lass so heartily and pettily scorning each other a short hour before.
"The Missourian"
Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
As she looked straight in the face of the man before her she saw, not him being rude and quarrelling pettily with his mother, but herself racing around the dining table pursued by her father raving like an insane man.
"A Daughter of the Land"
Gene Stratton-Porter
And it seemed to me that it was scarcely in reason to be so pettily revengeful toward a youth that had carried himself so valiantly and so cunningly in the countenance of a great danger.
"The God of Love"
Justin Huntly McCarthy

Famous quotes with Pettily

  • The egotism of wisdom: to burn all that is pettily, painfully, stupidly selfish in the fire of love of spiritual vision and freedom.
    Vilhelm Ekelund

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