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]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
picayune adj 1: (informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "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]Moby 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-whamU.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Picayune, MS -- U.S. city in Mississippi Population (2000): 10535 Housing Units (2000): 4568 Land area (2000): 11.763019 sq. miles (30.466079 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.040986 sq. miles (0.106154 sq. km) Total area (2000): 11.804005 sq. miles (30.572233 sq. km) FIPS code: 57160 Located within: Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28 Location: 30.528089 N, 89.680182 W ZIP Codes (1990): 39466 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Picayune, MS Picayune