V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: inadequate amount, especially of money
Synonyms: rationing, allowance, bit, trifle, smidgen, inadequacy, insufficiency
Antonyms: abundance, plenty
Tips: Think of the related word pitiful, which means "unfortunate." A pittance is a pitiful amount.
It's a pity that you work for such a pitiful pittance. (allowance, inadequacy)
I didn't accept her apology because it didn't show even a pittance of sincerity. (smidgen, bit)
After taxes and attorney's fees, she only received a pittance of the original settlement. (trifle, bit)
Fresh out of college, many young people work for a pittance just to gain some experience. (trifle, inadequacy)
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