Fiorina can go a long way toward putting the genie back in the bottle by calling Boxer to apologize for her pettiness.
Rather, he dishes up a seemingly endless stream of examples of pettiness, irritation, hypocrisy and awkwardness.
We amplified the scene with Agamemnon to let people understand that Achilles is not acting out of pettiness.
It remains the must-have accessory, the absence of it destined to whip up a firestorm of pettiness.
This is the level of pettiness that helped to take Texas redistricting all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Reuterholm made himself hated and ridiculous by his pettiness.
Nothing but our own pinchbeck ideas could ascribe to Him this pettiness.
Your father must have been a very fine man, without any pettiness,—and I have more smallness in me than you can suspect.
Round me there is naught but weakness, hypocrisy, pettiness.
But he had his revenge upon Orenstein and the zealots: he immortalized their bigotry and pettiness by his poetry.
late 14c., "small," from phonemic spelling of Old French petit "small" (see petit). In English, not originally disparaging (cf. petty cash, 1834; petty officer, 1570s). Meaning "of small importance" is recorded from 1520s; that of "small-minded" is from 1580s. Related: Pettily; pettiness. An old name for "Northern Lights" was petty dancers.