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scanty

scant·y

scanty

 
pronunciation:
skaen ti
part of speech: adjective
inflections: scantier, scantiest
definition 1: barely adequate; meager.
He'd eaten a scanty meal at noon and felt like having a snack soon after.She received scanty assurances that the money was on its way.
synonyms:
exiguous, meager, scant, skimpy, slender, spare
antonyms:
ample, profuse
similar words:
bare, deficient, feeble, frugal, inadequate, insubstantial, insufficient, lacking, lean, measly, niggardly, sketchy, sparing, sparse, stingy
definition 2: very small in size, quantity, or amount.
scanty tree growtha scanty swimsuit
synonyms:
meager, scant, skimpy
antonyms:
plentiful, profuse
similar words:
brief, inadequate, insignificant, mean, minimal, negligible, nominal, paltry, puny, slight, slim, small, sparing, sparse, thin
derivations: scantily (adv.), scantiness (n.)