1. [ adjective ] not worth considering
Synonyms: trifling negligible

"he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost" "piffling efforts" "a trifling matter"

Related terms: worthless
2. [ adjective ] contemptibly small in amount
Synonyms: miserable measly

"a measly tip" "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief" "a paltry wage" "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans"

Related terms: meager
Similar spelling:   palter