scantiness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scantiness - the quality of being meagerscantiness - the quality of being meager; "an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot
inadequacy, deficiency, insufficiency - lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
wateriness - meagerness or poorness connoted by a superfluity of water (in a literary style as well as in a food); "the haziness and wateriness of his disquisitions"; "the wateriness of his blood"; "no one enjoys the burning of his soup or the wateriness of his potatoes"
abstemiousness - restricted to bare necessities
spareness, sparseness, sparsity, thinness - the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness

scantiness

noun
Translations
ضَآلَه، عَدَم كِفايَه
nedostatečnost
sparsomhed
skortur, vöntun
azlıkkıtlık

scantiness

[ˈskæntɪnɪs] Nescasez f, insuficiencia f

scantiness

, scantness
n (of amount, supply, information, knowledge)Spärlichkeit f, → Dürftigkeit f; (of piece of clothing)Knappheit f

scantiness

[ˈskæntɪnɪs] nscarsezza
the scantiness of her clothes → i suoi abiti succinti

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.
References in classic literature ?
He took the purse, poured the hoard into his palm, and chuckled over it as if its scantiness amused him.
I know I do not exaggerate, unconsciously and unintentionally, the scantiness of my resources or the difficulties of my life.
The scantiness of materials is indeed a formidable difficulty; but no one knows better than Dr Dryasdust, that to those deeply read in antiquity, hints concerning the private life of our ancestors lie scattered through the pages of our various historians, bearing, indeed, a slender proportion to the other matters of which they treat, but still, when collected together, sufficient to throw considerable light upon the vie priv
It may perhaps be imagined that, from the scantiness of the resources of the country, the necessity of diverting the established funds in the case supposed would exist, though the national government should possess an unrestrained power of taxation.
Thus D'Artagnan entered Paris on foot, carrying his little packet under his arm, and walked about till he found an apartment to be let on terms suited to the scantiness of his means.
Nor had he to blush for the scantiness of his costume, for he saw that he was in "undress" in the highest style of that country.
She looked at me and then turned and glanced at my arm about her, and then she seemed quite suddenly to realize the scantiness of her apparel and drew away, covering her face with her palms and blushing furiously.
Those who know Parisian life will readily understand how a woman of her temperament suffered, and was martyrized at heart by the scantiness of her pecuniary means.
The absence of any pocket at all in the usual direction, suddenly recalled to his recollection the fact that he had no waistcoat on; and this leading him to a contemplation of the extreme scantiness of his attire, he shut the door abruptly, and retired upstairs with great precipitation.
It is a most quiet, forlorn, little town; built, as is universally the case in these countries, with the streets running at right angles to each other, and having in the middle a large plaza or square, which, from its size, renders the scantiness of the population more evident.
Further in could be seen figures in dressing gowns flung open, in costumes of unseemly scantiness, some of them with cards in their hands.
The ending promises a sequel, which might be better suited to television, given the basic production values, sheer scantiness of the plot, and the staccato screenplay.