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scant

scant

pronunciation:
skaent
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: scanter, scantest
definition 1: barely enough; very little.
After weeks of hiding in the hills from the sheriff, the outlaw's supply of food had become scant.
synonyms:
meager, slender, spare
antonyms:
abundant, ample, plentiful, profuse
similar words:
bare, deficient, feeble, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, lean, little, scarce, short, slight, slim, small, stingy, thin
definition 2: just short of a certain measure.
I use a scant teaspoon of sugar in my tea.
similar words:
bare, deficient, incomplete, short, spare
derivations: scantly (adv.), scantness (n.)
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