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meager

mea·ger

meager

 
pronunciation:
mi gr
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: low in quantity, extent, strength, or richness; scanty or feeble.
With meager funds, the project had to be stopped.The poor subsist on a meager diet consisting mainly of rice.
synonyms:
exiguous, inadequate, insufficient, low, poor, scant, scanty, slim
antonyms:
abundant, ample, bountiful, copious, handsome, lavish, lush, profuse, sturdy
similar words:
bare, beggarly, feeble, frugal, lean, little, mean, measly, niggardly, paltry, piddling, scarce, scrimpy, sketchy, skimpy, slender, slight, spare, sparing, sparse, stingy, wanting
definition 2: having little weight or flesh; thin or scrawny.
The child's meager body was near starvation.
synonyms:
scrawny, skimpy, skinny, slight
antonyms:
fat, heavy
similar words:
bony, emaciated, gaunt, lank, lanky, lean, puny, rawboned, scraggy, thin
derivations: meagerly (adv.), meagerness (n.)