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adjective paltrier, paltriest
1(sum/amount) mísero(sum/amount) mezquino(excuse) malofor a paltry $5 — por unos míseros cinco dólares
- He described the 12.7m that will go towards education programmes as a paltry amount.
- When someone offered him a paltry amount to take the business off his hands, however, Hughes realised he was not about to give up that easily.
- It still represents a paltry amount to live on, but is nevertheless something which should have been done a long time ago.
- But it's still going to be paltry amounts whichever way you slice it.
- They want to take the music channels to the court for paying paltry amounts for playing their music.
- The council says the reason it has had to make cuts is because it has received a paltry amount of grant from the Government.
- The first period totalled up a paltry amount of three genuine opportunities.
- Not only is the monetary compensation being offered by the government a paltry amount, but inflation will erode its value over time.
- The loss of such a paltry amount on its own wouldn't have much impact on the oil market, experts say.
- Though the battle of wills between the two of them is the focus of the film, it generates a paltry amount of drama.
- This paltry amount isn't even enough to heat a cup of coffee, let alone travel to another planet.
- But the question to pose is, how far can one go using his or her own paltry resources in these hard economic times?
- This paltry bit extra will soon be used up once the council tax bill arrives.
- Until two years ago, we had resources so paltry that it amounted to criminal negligence.
- Last year trade between China and Russia amounted to a paltry $5.7 billion.
- There is some insurance available, although the amount of coverage is paltry.
- The paltry sum of Raith's first-half efforts amounted to one shot off target and a corner kick.
- Over the past few years sales have rocketed, as people look for a safe home for their investments in the face of turbulent stock markets and paltry interest rates.
- The only concessions remained limited to some paltry oversight additions.
- Players should not have to sell their marketing rights for paltry sums.
- He was our coachman, and my father once had him arrested, on account of some paltry offence, for twenty-four hours.
- What would I need with your paltry glory?
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