pittance

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

a small amount of money

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pittance - small

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If you say that the money you received was only a ‘pittance’, then you are saying that it was a very small amount, and certainly, less than you feel you need and deserve. Can be used for effect.

ExamsSpokenOther
Synonyms minuscule,derisory
Antonyms abundance

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  1. The restaurant only pay me a pittance. I make most of my money from tips.

  2. You’re earning fifty thousand a year, so stop complaining. It’s hardly a pittance, is it?

  3. The market was saturated, so in the end we had to sell our crops for a pittance.

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