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mea·geralso mea·gre (mē′gər)
1. Deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; scanty.
2. Deficient in richness, fertility, or vigor; feeble: the meager soil of an eroded plain.
3. Having little flesh; lean.
1. deficient in quantity or quality; scanty: a meager salary; meager fare.
2. having little flesh; lean.Also, esp. Brit.,mea′gre.
[1300–50; Middle English megre < Old French maigre < Latin macer lean]
syn: See scanty.
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|Adj.||1.||meager - deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare"|
scarce - deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"
minimal, minimum - the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service"
insufficient, deficient - of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds"
ample - more than enough in size or scope or capacity; "had ample food for the party"; "an ample supply"
1. Conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent:
a. escaso-a, insuficiente, pobre.