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scant·y

 (skăn′tē)
adj. scant·i·er, scant·i·est
1. Small or insufficient in amount, size, or extent: scanty rations; scanty evidence.
2. Not covering a considerable amount of the body: a scanty bathing suit.

scant′i·ly adv.
scant′i·ness n.

scanty

(ˈskæntɪ)
adj, scantier or scantiest
1. limited; barely enough; meagre
2. insufficient; inadequate
3. lacking fullness; small
ˈscantily adv
ˈscantiness n

scant•y

(ˈskæn ti)

adj. scant•i•er, scant•i•est, adj.
1. insufficient in amount, extent, or degree.
n.
2. scanties, very brief underpants, esp. for women.
[1650–60; scant (in obsolete or dial. n. sense “dearth”) + -y1; (definition 4)b. scanty and panties]
scant′i•ly, adv.
scant′i•ness, n.
syn: scanty, meager, sparse refer to insufficiency or deficiency in quantity, number, etc. scanty denotes smallness or insufficiency of quantity, number, supply, etc.: a scanty supply of food. meager indicates that something is poor, stinted, or inadequate: meager fare; a meager income. sparse applies particularly to that which grows thinly or is thinly distributed: sparse vegetation; a sparse population.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scanty - short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)scanty - short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)
underpants - an undergarment that covers the body from the waist no further than to the thighs; usually worn next to the skin
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Adj.1.scanty - lacking in amplitude or quantityscanty - lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet"
meager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy - deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare"

scanty

adjective
1. meagre, sparse, poor, thin, narrow, sparing, restricted, bare, inadequate, pathetic, insufficient, slender, scant, deficient, exiguous So far, what scanty evidence we have points to two subjects.
2. skimpy, short, brief, tight, thin, indecent a model in scanty clothing

scanty

adjective
Conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent:
Slang: measly.
Translations
هَزيل، غَيْر كافٍ
omezenýtěsný
minimal
knappur
çok azyetersiz

scanty

[ˈskæntɪ] ADJ (scantier (compar) (scantiest (superl))) [meal etc] → insuficiente; [clothing] → ligero; [evidence] → insuficiente; [information] → insuficiente, escaso

scanty

[ˈskænti] adj
(= not enough) [evidence, information] → peu abondant(e), insuffisant(e), maigre
[clothing] girls in scanty clothing → des filles vêtues du strict minimum

scanty

adj (+er) amount, supply, information, knowledgespärlich, dürftig; vegetation, meal alsokärglich; harvest alsomager; hairschütter; piece of clothingknapp

scanty

[ˈskæntɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (meal) → scarso/a; (clothing) → succinto/a; (swimsuit) → ridotto/a

scant

(skӕnt) adjective
hardly enough; not very much. scant attention; scant experience.
ˈscanty adjective
small in size; hardly enough. scanty clothing.
ˈscantiness noun
ˈscantily adverb
scantily dressed.

scanty

a. escaso-a, limitado-a, no abundante.
References in classic literature ?
The jungle undergrowth was scantier and the spaces between the boles of the forest trees more open.
I hold that the more arid and unreclaimed the soil where the Christian labourer's task of tillage is appointed him--the scantier the meed his toil brings--the higher the honour.
Things hang together," he added, looking on the floor and moving his feet uneasily with a sense that words were scantier than thoughts.
Below them they saw the dense vegetation of the jungle give place to the scantier growth upon the hillside, and then before them there spread the wide expanse of arid wastelands marked by the deep scarring of the narrow gorges that long-gone rivers had cut there in some forgotten age.
Scanty as the supply of the water is throughout this district, it becomes still scantier further inland.
The only evidence of her last return now, were the scantier moveables in his room, and the grayer hair upon his head.
In a scantier supply of light, he might have doubted the identity of that worn man, so old, and grey, and bent; but with a blaze of lamps upon his gnarled and knotted head, he knew Will Fern as soon as he stepped forth.
Over the past four seasons, average crowds dropped a whopping 44 precent from an already low base of over 9,000 fans per match to an even scantier 5,100.
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Where literature may have been scantier in preceding decades (though no less scholarly by any means), the survey of the offerings from the last decade shows a much broader approach to defining and examining the figure of D'Annunzio the man, D'Annunzio the politician, and D'Annunzio the poet.
They can be much scantier or even rare in some species such as S.
Trimmer budgets mean scantier state services, which in turn produce greater dissatisfaction among the dwindling tax base.