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1‘a maze of petty regulations’
trivial, trifling, minor, small, slight, unimportant, insignificant, inessential, inconsequential, inconsiderable, negligible, paltry, footling, fiddling, niggling, pettifogging, nugatory, of little account
informal piffling, piddling, penny-ante
British informal twopenny-halfpenny
North American informal nickel-and-dime, picayune
North American vulgar slang chickenshit
important, serious, major
2‘they took other forms of revenge which were no less petty’
small-minded, narrow-minded, mean, ungenerous, grudging, shabby, spiteful
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