pitiful, low-down, moving, mournful, crummy, meagerly, small-minded, misfortunate, sorrowful, poor, suffering, cheesy, trashy, good, inconsiderable, piteous, woeful, lamentable, rotten, worthless, scummy, important, despicable, niggling, wretched, touching, pathetic, contemptible, deplorable, woful, hapless, abject, schlocky, execrable, shoddy, cheap, petty, miserable, scurvy, measly, sleazy, pitiable, lousy, base, meagre
little (part of speech: adjective)
small (part of speech: adjective)
minimal, delicate, picayune, spare, scant, itty-bitty, wee, modest, deficient, baby, bantam, trifling, negligible, short, minute, microscopic, niggardly, nugatory, unimportant, compact, insignificant, piddling, small, scrawny, little, toy, tiny, miserly, trivial, stingy, weeny, miniature, pocket, sparing, meager, scanty, ungenerous, diminutive, teeny-weeny, slight, puny, petite, beggarly, slim, teeny, minor, teensy, dwarfish, smallish
- " And will some paltry success in a little peddling contract for the Count's wine or his olives or his Indian corn compensate you for the ruin you may bring on your father? - "That Boy Of Norcott's", Charles James Lever.
- The paltry things of paltry life Shrink swiftly into dust. - "The Book of Gud", Dan Spain Harold Hersey.
- As if it weren't tough enough to have to live on a paltry fifteen dollars a week, without- John Denby sighed and rose to his feet. - "The Road to Understanding", Eleanor H. Porter.