implies thinness or insufficiency and connotes a lack of that which gives something richness, vigor, strength, fullness, etc. meager cultural resources
applies to a scanty quantity that is thinly distributed over a wide area his sparse hair
implies less than a sufficient amount but may connote simply lack of abundance or excess rather than hardship to live on spare rations
is applied to a barely sufficient amount or a stinted quantity the scant attendance at the concert
implies an inadequacy in amount, number, quantity, etc. of something essential a scanty supply of paper
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Rain in the lower zone is scanty, and from May to January does not occur.
The flora of Nevada, although scanty, varies greatly according to its location.
The ruins are scanty, but the east window is preserved, and the present church incorporates remains of the ancient resthouse for pilgrims. The church has a peculiar music gallery, entered from without.
The Northern Temperate region was denuded of its floral wealth, of which it only retains a comparatively scanty wreck.
The notices of Athens during the earlier middle ages are scanty in the extreme.