Definition of Paltrier

1. Adjective. (comparative of paltry) ¹



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Definition of Paltrier

1. paltry [adj] - See also: paltry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paltrier

palsy-walsy
palsying
palsylike
palsywort
palsyworts
palter
paltered
palterer
palterers
paltering
palterly
palters
paltock
paltocks
paltok
paltrier (current term)
paltriest
paltrily
paltriness
paltrinesses
paltry
paludal
paludal fever
paludes
paludic
paludicolae
paludicole
paludicolous
paludina
paludinae

Literary usage of Paltrier

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1. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1913)
"The cockney with his nimbler wit and paltrier ideals had intervened, and fixed for all time certain lineaments of the city. No longer is it dominated by ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Francis Vesey, John Beames, John Scott Eldon (1813)
"... for an Injunction> holds, Injunction granted against suine ^n Hart> Serjeant paltrier, ..."

3. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman: Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (1894)
"Meaner still are the paltrier loans—the loans of phrase or witty turn. Even if it be pleaded that a tangle of quotations comes apt to the purpose of ..."

4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1905)
"... vain man, preferred a lowlier home, An easier triumph and a paltrier reign ; Therefore his name is blotted from the Tome Of Fame's enduring record, ..."

5. The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it by Hinton Rowan Helper (1857)
"... each day necessarily consumed by worrying and distasteful tasks of a much paltrier kind. On the day after the Inauguration came word from Major Anderson ..."

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