Adjective "Picayune" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Picayune


    Definition:

    1. of little value or account; small; trifling: a picayune amount.

    2. petty, carping, or prejudiced: I didn't want to seem picayune by criticizing. noun

    3. (formerly, in Louisiana, Florida, etc.) a coin equal to half a Spanish real.

    4. any small coin, as a five-cent piece.

    5. Informal. an insignificant person or thing.

    Examples:

    "works can be picayune."

    "squabblings can be picayune."

    "projects can be picayune."

    "possessions can be picayune."

    "newspapers can be picayune."

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