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mea·ger

also mea·gre  (mē′gər)
adj.
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.

[Middle English megre, thin, from Old French, from Latin macer; see māk- in Indo-European roots.]

mea′ger·ly adv.
mea′ger·ness n.

meagre

(ˈmiːɡə) or

meager

adj
1. deficient in amount, quality, or extent
2. thin or emaciated
3. lacking in richness or strength
[C14: from Old French maigre, from Latin macer lean, poor]
ˈmeagrely, ˈmeagerly adv
ˈmeagreness, ˈmeagerness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.meagre - deficient in amount or quality or extentmeagre - 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"

meagre

Translations
هَزيل، ضئيل
hubenýskrovný
ringe
magur; rÿr, fátæklegur
skurdumasskurdusskurdžiai
nepietiekamsvājš

meagre

meager (US) [ˈmiːgəʳ] ADJ [amount, salary, rations] → escaso, exiguo
he eked out a meagre existence as a labourera duras penas se ganaba la vida trabajando de peón
his salary is a meagre £350 a monthgana unas míseras 350 libras al mes

meagre

[ˈmiːgər] (British) meager (US) adj [supply, resources, pay rise] → maigre before n

meagre

, (US) meager
adj
spärlich; amount, crowdkläglich; mealdürftig, kärglich; to eke out a meagre existenceein kümmerliches Dasein fristen; he earns a meagre £500 a monther verdient magere or mickrige (inf)£ 500 im Monat
(liter: = lean) → hager

meagre

meager (Am) [ˈmiːgəʳ] adjmagro/a

meagre

(American) meager (ˈmiːgə) adjective
poor or not enough. meagre earnings.
ˈmeagrely adverb
ˈmeagreness noun