Paultry vs. Paltry

Paultry vs. Paltry — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Paultry and Paltry

Paultryadjective

obsolete form of paltry

Paltryadjective

Lacking in importance or worth.

Paltryadjective

Very small or inadequate in amount; negligible

was paid a paltry sum for his work.

Paltryadjective

Marked by meanness or lack of generosity; contemptible

"I would far rather burn my whole book, than that he or any other man should think that I had behaved in a paltry spirit" (Charles Darwin).

Paltryadjective

trashy, trivial, of little value

This is indeed a paltry flyer about a silly product.She made some paltry excuse and left.

Paltryadjective

Of little monetary worth

Could someone hope to survive on such a paltry income?Student grants these days are paltry, and many students have to take out loans.
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Paltryadjective

not worth considering;

he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must costpiffling effortsa trifling matter

Paltryadjective

contemptibly small in amount;

a measly tipthe company donated a miserable $100 for flood reliefa paltry wagealmost depleted his miserable store of dried beans