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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Paltry  \Pal"try\,  a.  [Compar.  {Paltrier};  superl.  {Paltriest}.] 
  [Cf.  Prov.  E.  paltry  refuse,  rubbish,  LG  paltering  ragged, 
  palte,  palter,  a  rag,  a  tatter,  Dan.  pialt,  Sw  palta,  pl 
  Mean  vile;  worthless;  despicable;  contemptible;  pitiful; 
  trifling;  as  a  paltry  excuse;  paltry  gold.  --Cowper. 
  The  paltry  prize  is  hardly  worth  the  cost.  --Byron. 
  Syn:  See  {Contemptible}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  not  worth  considering;  "he  considered  the  prize  too  paltry 
  for  the  lives  it  must  cost";  "piffling  efforts";  "a 
  trifling  matter"  [syn:  {negligible},  {trifling}] 
  2:  contemptibly  small  in  amount;  "a  measly  tip";  "the  company 
  donated  a  miserable  $100  for  flood  relief";  "a  paltry 
  wage";  "almost  depleted  his  miserable  store  of  dried 
  beans"  [syn:  {measly},  {miserable}] 

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