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Definition of paltry adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1(of an amount) too small to be considered as important or useful synonym meager This account offers a paltry 1% return on your investment. a paltry sum
  2. 2having no value or useful qualities a paltry gesture
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: paltry