英 ['pɔːltrɪ; 'pɒl-]
- paltry (adj.)
- 1560s, probably an adjectival use of noun paltry "worthless thing" (1550s), associated with dialectal palt, pelt "trash," cognate with Middle Low German and East Frisian palte "rag," Middle Dutch palt "broken or torn fragment." Similar formation in Low German paltrig "rubbishy," East Frisian palterig "ragged, torn."
- 1. They suffered an electoral catastrophe, winning a paltry 3 seats.
- 2. They believe they're playing a zero-sum game, where both must compete for the same paltry resources.
- 3. The parents had little interest in paltry domestic concerns.
- 4. How can you deliberately get up such paltry falsehoods?
- 5. I'm getting angry; and if you don't command that paltry spirit of yours.
- 我要生气了, 如果你不能振作你那点元气.
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