scanty


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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

(ˈsk?n 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
Translations

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 vetues du strict minimum

scanty

adj (+er) amount, supply, information, knowledgesparlich, durftig; vegetation, meal alsokarglich; harvest alsomager; hairschutter; piece of clothingknapp

scanty

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

scanty

a. escaso-a, limitado-a, no abundante.
References in classic literature ?
Wide prairies Vegetable productions Tabular hills Slabs of sandstone Nebraska or Platte River Scanty fare Buffalo skulls Wagons turned into boats Herds of buffalo Cliffs resembling castles The chimney Scott's Bluffs Story connected with them The bighorn or ahsahta Its nature and habits Difference between that and the "woolly sheep," or goat of the mountains
To this end I left the more frequented regions, the wooded valleys, the corn-fields, and the meadow-lands, and proceeded to mount the steep acclivity of Wildfell, the wildest and the loftiest eminence in our neighbourhood, where, as you ascend, the hedges, as well as the trees, become scanty and stunted, the former, at length, giving place to rough stone fences, partly greened over with ivy and moss, the latter to larches and Scotch fir-trees, or isolated blackthorns.
Copses of dates and dwarf-palms succeeded the dense forests; then vast, dry plains, dotted with scanty shrubs, and sown with great blocks of syenite.