- Antonyms of PALTRY
decent, noble, principled, borderline, creditable, boss, sensational, blameless, big, helpful, keen, important, fine, scrupulous, commanding, nifty, admirable, sterling, so-so, fabulous, respectable, consequential, marvelous, incorruptible, special, high-grade, glorious, classical, dignified, serious, excellent, outstanding, straight, premium, good, first-rate, significant, honest, uncorrupted, fancy, groovy, exemplary, right-minded, right, measurable, gratifying, discernible, commendable, irreproachable, average, beneficent, neat, minimal, acceptable, ample, unerring, unexceptional, substantial, splendid, choice, mediocre, top-notch, noteworthy, high-minded, appreciable, virtuous, ethical, laudable, tip-top, meritorious, passable, dandy, guiltless, first class, striking, stellar, worthy, middling, proper, satisfactory, swell, conspicuous, mean, banner, all-right, perfect, fair, redoubtable, weighty, satisfying, A1, exalted, classic, material, prime, grand, heavenly, slick, upright, tolerable, bang up, crackerjack, jim-dandy, high, august, eventful, moral, superior, honorable, better, top, momentous, mighty, unsurpassed, pivotal, adequate, great, superlative, supernal, useful, remarkable, praiseworthy, superb, seemly, prominent, considerable, valuable, O.K., sublime, wonderful, par excellence, exceptional, standard, righteous, capital, venerable, just, terrific, suitable, divine, reputable, lofty, sufficient.
- Examples of usage:
- I heard her say once to Father that she didn't see why, when there were so many, many stars, a paltry one or two more need to be made such a fuss about. - "Mary Marie" by Eleanor H. Porter
- A paltry captain of hussars on the General's staff! - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
- The more paltry and uniformly repeated these claims of the body, the more striking will be the result. - "Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic" by Henri Bergson