1. not worth considering
- he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost
2. contemptibly small in amount
- a paltry wage
Sentences with paltry as an adjective:
- This is indeed a paltry flyer about a silly product.
- She made some paltry excuse and left.
- Could someone hope to survive on such a paltry income?
- Student grants these days are paltry, and many students have to take out loans.