Meaning: Petty; worthless. A small coin of little value, especially a 5-cent piece.

Synonyms: Meaningless, minor, diminutive, petty, slight, small, immaterial, meager, negligible, minute, irrelevant, unimportant, insignificant.

In Hindi: छोटी बात, तुच्छ, नीच

Use: While twenty dollars may seem like a picayune sum to you, it is a fortune to a starving person.

The hotel manager hates to deal with customers who complain about picayune issues like tiny wrinkles in their bed sheets.



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