paltry

paltry(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (meager)
a. mezquino
I love the food at this restaurant, but the paltry entrées are not worth the price.Me encanta la comida en este restaurante, pero los platos principales mezquinos no justifican el precio.
b. miserable
My uncle gave me a paltry amount of money for the hard work I did on his farm.Mi tío me dio una miserable cantidad de dinero por el trabajo duro que hice en su granja.
c. exiguo
The waitress received a paltry tip.La mesera recibió una exigua propina.
d. insignificante
My older brother was a child prodigy, so my parents always perceived my accomplishments as paltry.Mi hermano mayor era niño prodigio, así que mis padres siempre consideraban mis logros como insignificantes
e. mísero
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
The peasant worked on the coffee plantation all day for a paltry 20 colones.El campesino trabajó todo el día en la plantación de café por 20 míseros colones.
2. (petty)
a. nimio
The business partners had a paltry argument and parted ways.Los socios comerciales tuvieron una disputa nimia y tomaron caminos separados.
b. insignificante
He went to jail for a paltry offense.Fue a la cárcel por una infracción insignificante.
3. (vile)
a. despreciable
I would think a lord would be above such paltry behavior.Me imagino que un lord estaría por encima de tal comportamiento despreciable.
4. (of poor quality)
a. despreciable
The paltry house on the hill is a real eyesore.La casa despreciable en la colina es un verdadero adefesio.
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paltry
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. miserable
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paltry [ˈpɔːltrɪ] paltrier (comparative)paltriest (superlative)
adjective
ínfimo; miserable
for a few paltry pennies por unos miserables peniques; for some paltry reason por alguna nimiedad
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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