Petty in Spanish | English to Spanish Translation and Dictionary
petty
[ˈpetɪ]
adjective
1. insignificante (insignificant)
  • petty cash caja (f) para gastos menores
  • petty crime delitos mpl menores
  • petty larceny (Law) = delito de robo por un valor inferior a los 500 dólares (Estados Unidos)
  • petty officer (Naut) suboficial (sustantivo masculino) de marina
2. mezquino(a) (small-minded)
petty [ˈpetɪ]
adjective
pettier (comparative)pettiest (superlative)
1 (trivial) [+detail] insignificante; nimio; [+squabble, rivalry, concerns] pequeño; trivial
The directors, with their petty concerns about pensions and auto insurance
2 (minor) [+offence] menor
he's been in and out of prison for petty offences
3 (small-minded, spiteful) mezquino
you're being very petty about it te estás portando de manera muy mezquina
modifier
petty cash (n) dinero (m) para gastos menores; caja (f) chica (informal)
petty cash book (n) libro (m) de caja auxiliar
petty crime (n) delito (m) menor
a life of petty crime the increase in petty crime
petty larceny (n) robo (m) de menor cuantía
petty officer (n) suboficial (m) de marina
petty sessions (n) tribunal (m) de primera instancia
petty theft (n) robo (m) de poca monta
petty thief (n) ladrónonaladrona (m) (f) de poca monta;ona ladrona
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