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picayune

pic·a·yune

picayune

 
pronunciation:
pI k yun
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having little value or significance; small; paltry.
She gets impatient when her mother only wants to talk about picayune matters.
synonyms:
insignificant, petty, piddling, trifling
similar words:
inconsequential, little, mean, minor, negligible, niggling, nugatory, paltry, small, trivial
definition 2: small-minded; petty; stingy.
synonyms:
little, petty
similar words:
niggling
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a coin formerly in circulation in states of the southern United States worth five cents or one half of a Spanish real.
definition 2: anything trifling, small, or trivial.
similar words:
nothing, trifle, triviality
derivations: picayunish (adj.), picayunishly (adv.), picayunishness (n.)