Meaning of paltry

pal•try

Pronunciation: (pôl'trē), [key]
— -tri•er, -tri•est.
  1. ridiculously or insultingly small: a paltry sum.
  2. utterly worthless.
  3. mean or contemptible: a paltry coward.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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