Scanty synonyms

skăn'tē
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Not plentiful; not sufficient to meet the demand; hard to get
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Poor, deficient or inferior in amount, quality or extent; paltry; scanty; inadequate; unsatisfying.
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Being in excess of what is needed; extra:
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Not many; a small number of
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Small in force, intensity, etc.; weak
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Limited in importance or significance; trivial:
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The definition of bare is something that is just enough without anything extra.
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The definition of slender is narrow in width, thin or slim in size, or having only a little force.
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With limited margin; with barely enough space, time, etc.; barely successful
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Having relatively small diameter in relation to length
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(Archaic) Curtailed; scanty
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(--- popularly) Not diphthongized [the short a in “pan”]
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To be pitied.
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The definition of scant is barely sufficient or available only in very small quantities.
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Not sufficient; inadequate.
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Not adequate to fulfill a need or meet a requirement; insufficient.
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Very thin
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Skimpy; meager
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Extremely small:
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The definition of diminutive is small or tiny.
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Stinging or capable of stinging
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Scarce, or difficult to find, or buy.
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Inadequate, as in size or fullness, especially through economizing or stinting:
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The definition of measly is something that is so small that it is almost insulting.
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Extremely scanty; meager.
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(Mathematics) Of or pertaining to values that approach zero as a limit.
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The definition of lean is with little fat.
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Characterized by parsimony; miserly; close
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Lacking; short (on or of)
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The definition of slight is a small amount or someone that is fragile or has little weight or substance.
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Given to or marked by prudence and restraint in the use of material resources.
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The property of being barren; the property of not supporting life.
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The quality or condition of being scanty or meager.
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The quality of being frugal; prudent economy; thrift.
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A smallness in size or amount that is insufficient; meagerness, dearth.
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(Countable) The result or product of being scanty.
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Scarcity is defined as a state of something being in short supply.
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Fully sufficient; found in copious supply; in great quantity; overflowing. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice.
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Existing in large number or ample amount.
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(Chiefly Southern US) Sickly; ill.
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(Usually in the plural or in combination) Alternative form of panty.
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(Informal, roller derby) A helmet cover.
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(Old-fashioned) Short underpants worn by women
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Understanding and tolerant; liberal:
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Conspicuous in position, wealth, or importance; prominent:
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Being more than is usual, required, or permitted:
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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
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