Part of speech:
Not plentiful; not sufficient to meet the demand; hard to get
Being in excess of what is needed; extra:
Not many; a small number of
Small in force, intensity, etc.; weak
Limited in importance or significance; trivial:
The definition of bare is something that is just enough without anything extra.
The definition of slender is narrow in width, thin or slim in size, or having only a little force.
With limited margin; with barely enough space, time, etc.; barely successful
Having relatively small diameter in relation to length
(Archaic) Curtailed; scanty
(--- popularly) Not diphthongized [the short a in “pan”]
To be pitied.
The definition of scant is barely sufficient or available only in very small quantities.
Not sufficient; inadequate.
Not adequate to fulfill a need or meet a requirement; insufficient.
The definition of diminutive is small or tiny.
Stinging or capable of stinging
Inadequate, as in size or fullness, especially through economizing or stinting:
The definition of measly is something that is so small that it is almost insulting.
Extremely scanty; meager.
The definition of lean is with little fat.
Characterized by parsimony; miserly; close
Lacking; short (on or of)
The definition of slight is a small amount or someone that is fragile or has little weight or substance.
Given to or marked by prudence and restraint in the use of material resources.
The quality or condition of being scanty or meager.
Scarcity is defined as a state of something being in short supply.
(Chiefly Southern US) Sickly; ill.
(Old-fashioned) Short underpants worn by women
Understanding and tolerant; liberal:
Conspicuous in position, wealth, or importance; prominent:
Being more than is usual, required, or permitted:
- 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
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