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Another word for scanty

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Adjective
  1. Conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent

    See also:

    big

    excess

Another word for scanty

Modifier
  1. See also:

    inadequate

Synonym Study

  • Meager implies thinness or insufficiency and connotes a lack of that which gives something richness, vigor, strength, fullness, etc. meager cultural resources
  • Sparse applies to a scanty quantity that is thinly distributed over a wide area his sparse hair
  • Spare implies less than a sufficient amount but may connote simply lack of abundance or excess rather than hardship to live on spare rations
  • Scant is applied to a barely sufficient amount or a stinted quantity the scant attendance at the concert
  • Scanty implies an inadequacy in amount, number, quantity, etc. of something essential a scanty supply of paper