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1. making things, events, or actions normal people dismiss as trivial or insignificant into excuses to be upset, uncooperative, childish, or stubborn.

2. A person who habitually overreacts.

3. A person who is purposefully childish with the intent of illiciting a reaction (sometimes funny).

4. An immature over reaction in retaliation of an undesired outcome.
1. Susie is upset the teacher didn't call on her after answering three times in a row. She's petty.

2. I really don't feel like going over Xenobia's house today, you know shes mad petty.

3. She told me if I change the game I might have a chance so I turned the channel from Knicks to the PGA tour.

4. "Oooooooh so you want to stay out all night?" *changes locks on front door*
by Ch1ef July 20, 2016
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"Your mad petty for that joke"
by Dfhhssfhh January 25, 2016
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When someone takes a small subject and blows it out of proportion.

At times, making something otherwise insignificant into something bigger to suit their own agenda.
Daisy: Man, that girl is so petty. She can really make a mountain out of a mole hill.

Informed Annie: Oh Jesus, the AFA is boycotting Ford just because they posted ads in gay magazines. How petty!
by Little Lauren June 08, 2005
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someone who dose things on purpose to get a reaction out of someone
lucy is so petty
by notgnirrak May 11, 2016
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The act of doing or saying something that has little meaning/significance.

The state of "being" when one does something simply to annoy someone else
"The people in VanBuren 3 called a noise complaint on us."
"That was very petty of them"
by Malcolm R April 27, 2014
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The act of keeping it too real, while others find it offensive. 100% honesty, even if it's “mean.”
Alexxis, why did you say his wrinkles make him look like the grinch that stole Christmas, you're so petty!
by QueenLex November 07, 2015
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Someone that is so insignificant as to be almost unworthy of notice, even despicable. Marked by narrowness of mind, ideas, or views. Deliberately nasty for a foolish or trivial reason.
Florence is so petty she took home all the toilet paper, even the one already on the dispenser, because she was mad that she had no friends, no life, and no clue.
by Regina G. June 20, 2007
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