1. (trivial) 
I'm not interested in all the petty squabbles and jealousies of my office colleagues.No me interesan las riñas ni los celos insignificantes de mis colegas de trabajo.
b. nimio 
My job is hampered by hundreds of petty rules about tidiness and punctuality.En mi trabajo hay un sinfín de reglas nimias sobre el orden y la puntualidad que no hacen más que estorbar.
2. (small-minded) 
a. mezquino 
Don't you think it's rather petty not wanting her to go to the party just because you can't go yourself?Es un poco mezquino de tu parte que no quieras que vaya a la fiesta simplemente porque no puedes ir tú, ¿no crees?
3. (legal) 
a. menor 
The court spends a lot of time dealing with petty offences like non-payment of parking tickets.El tribunal dedica mucho tiempo a infracciones menores como el impago de multas por estacionamiento indebido.
1. (insignificant) 
a. insignificante 
petty cashcaja para gastos menores
petty crimedelitos menores
2. (law) (United States) 
petty larcenydelito de robo por un valor inferior a los 500 dólares
3. (nautical) 
petty officersuboficial de marina
4. (small-minded) 
a. mezquino(a) 
petty [ˈpetɪ]
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
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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