Search Result for "picayune":
1. (informal) small and of little importance;
- Example: "a fiddling sum of money"
- Example: "a footling gesture"
- Example: "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"
- Example: "a little (or small) matter"
- Example: "a dispute over niggling details"
- Example: "limited to petty enterprises"
- Example: "piffling efforts"
- Example: "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"
[syn: fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Picayune \Pic`a*yune"\, n. [From the language of the Caribs.] A small coin of the value of six and a quarter cents. See Fippenny bit. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Picayune, MS (city, FIPS 57160) Location: 30.52875 N, 89.67833 W Population (1990): 10633 (4322 housing units) Area: 30.6 sq km (land), 0.1 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 39466Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
147 Moby Thesaurus words for "picayune": a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, bagatelle, bauble, bean, bibelot, bickering, bit, brass farthing, button, captious, caviling, cent, choplogic, curio, cursory, depthless, detailed, equivocatory, evasive, exact, farce, farthing, feather, few, fig, finicky, fleabite, folderol, footling, fribble, frippery, full, fussy, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, hair, hairsplitting, halfpenny, hedging, hill of beans, immateriality, inconsequence, inconsequent, inconsequential, inconsequentiality, inconsiderable, inconsiderableness, indifference, ineffectuality, inferiority, insignificance, insignificant, irrelevance, jerkwater, jest, joke, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, little, littleness, logic-chopping, low, low priority, marginality, meager, measly, meticulous, miniature, minikin, minute, mockery, molehill, negligibility, negligible, nice, niggling, nit-picking, no great shakes, one-horse, paltering, paltry, particular, peppercorn, pettifogging, pettiness, petty, picayunish, picayunishness, piddling, piffling, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pokiness, poky, precise, puniness, punk, puny, pussyfooting, quibbling, rap, red cent, row of pins, rush, secondariness, shallow, shit, short, shuffling, skin-deep, slightness, small, small-beer, small-time, smallness, snap, sneeshing, sou, special, specific, straw, superficial, tinhorn, tiny, toy, trichoschistic, trifle, trifling, trinket, trivial, triviality, tuppence, two cents, two-bit, two-by-four, twopence, unimportance, unimpressiveness, unnoteworthiness, whim-wham