V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. not worthy of consideration; 2. so small as to be contemptible
Synonyms: tiny, insignificant, meager, scant, negligible, worthless, pathetic, pitiful, despicable
Antonyms: large, grand, significant, substantial
Tips: Paltry is a good word to use to describe something that is "laughably small."
My paltry salary is barely enough to cover my rent. (meager, tiny)
I'm tired of your paltry excuses. (pathetic, worthless)
They served a paltry meal, leaving everyone hungry and irritable. (pitiful, meager)
I took it as an insult when I was offered a paltry sum of money for my painting. (tiny, worthless)
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