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.

Usage Examples:

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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