Another word for scanty
scarce, scant, meager, sparse, barely sufficient, insufficient, inadequate, spare, few, pinched, little, small, bare, slender, narrow, thin, scrimp, scrimpy, tiny, diminutive, short, stingy, in short supply, skimpy*, measly*; see also inadequate 1.
scanty implies an inadequacy in amount, number, quantity, etc. of something essential a scanty supply of paper; scant is applied to a barely sufficient amount or a stinted quantity the scant attendance at the concert; spare implies less than a sufficient amount but may connote simply lack of abundance or excess rather than hardship to live on spare rations; sparse applies to a scanty quantity that is thinly distributed over a wide area his sparse hair; meager implies thinness or insufficiency and connotes a lack of that which gives something richness, vigor, strength, fullness, etc. meager cultural resources