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 (ĭg-zĭg′yo͞o-əs, ĭk-sĭg′-)
Extremely scanty; meager.

[From Latin exiguus, from exigere, to measure out, demand; see exact.]

ex·ig′u·ous·ly adv.
ex·ig′u·ous·ness n.
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(ɪɡˈzɪɡjʊəs; ɪkˈsɪɡ-)
scanty or slender; meagre: an exiguous income.
[C17: from Latin exiguus, from exigere to weigh out; see exigent]
exiguity, exˈiguousness n
exˈiguously adv
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(ɪgˈzɪg yu əs, ɪkˈsɪg-)

scanty; meager; small.
[1645–55; < Latin exiguus, derivative of exigere (see exigent)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exiguous - extremely scanty; "an exiguous budget"
meager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy - deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare"
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Conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent:
Slang: measly.
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[egˈzɪgjʊəs] ADJexiguo
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adj (form) savings, income, revenueknapp, dürftig
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