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."

Usage Examples:

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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