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Definitions and Synonyms of paltry | Another word for paltry | What is paltry?

Definition 1: contemptibly small in amount - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where paltry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a measly tip
  • the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief
  • a paltry wage
  • almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans

Synonyms for paltry in the sense of this definition

(paltry is similar to ...) deficient in amount or quality or extent

"meager resources" "meager fare"

Definition 2: not worth considering - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where paltry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost
  • piffling efforts
  • a trifling matter

Synonyms for paltry in the sense of this definition

(paltry is similar to ...) lacking in usefulness or value

"a worthless idler"

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