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as in:  don’t be petty

I’m disgusted with their small-minded pettiness.
  focusing on an unimportant flaw; or attempting to make someone suffer for an unimportant wrong
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petty pettiness pettier pettiest pettily
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  • I’m disgusted with their small-minded pettiness.
  • I’m growing weary of her petty little comments.
  • Realize how petty you’ve become.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • We can be petty little creatures with...
    David Almond  --  Clay

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  • Meanwhile the warlocks scorned the Fair Folk for their inability to lie, their hidebound customs, and their penchant for pettily annoying mundanes by curdling their milk and stealing their cows.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • They pounce on the idea, and distort it, and then work it out so pettily and unworthily.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
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Associated words [difficulty]:   petty [2] , petty cash [8]
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