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also mea·gre  (mē′gər)
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.meagerly - deficient in amount or quality or extentmeagerly - 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"
Adv.1.meagerly - to a meager degree or in a meager mannermeagerly - to a meager degree or in a meager manner; "these voices are meagerly represented at the conference"; "the area is slenderly endowed with natural resources"
amply, richly - to an ample degree or in an ample manner; "these voices were amply represented"; "we benefited richly"
amply, fully - sufficiently; more than adequately; "the evidence amply (or fully) confirms our suspicions"; "they were fully (or amply) fed"
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The crew fared but meagerly; though, on reading the journal of the voyage, it is singular to find them, after all the hardships they had suffered, so sensitive about petty inconveniences, as to exclaim against the king as a "savage monster," for refusing them a "pot to cook in," and denying Mr.
Moreover, inefficient availability of financing options, poor uptime of construction equipment, lack of government support, and meagerly penetrated leasing or rental market to curtail the demand for construction equipment market.
Arab light crude prices declined by 3% to US$63.8/barrel, while oil and gas production were up meagerly by 3% and 2% respectively.
In the below 1,000cc category, Mehran sales meagerly increased by 1% YoY and drastically up by 35% MoM to 3,942 units.
Underequipped and meagerly supplied American and Filipino forces, fighting in the Bataan frontlines, were forced to surrender on April 9, 1942, after 93 days of gallant resistance against the superior Japanese force.
The sources in the Board of Revenue said that there was meagerly state-land available for the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme as the shocking revelation was made when the revenue authorities asked deputy commissioners to point out land to establish the offices of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA).
But Barjo was paid meagerly, when at all, according to the complaint.
The inflation-adjusted median "usual weekly earnings" have increased meagerly from $345 per week to $351 per week from 2008 to 2018, a rate of 0.2 percent per year.
Renewable energies--wind, solar, biomass--have largely been researched and developed through private initiative and meagerly incentivized by the government only after extensive civic pressure.
The definitive interaction ofthese physiological characteristics is very meagerly found in literature search, particularly in young Indian females.
Among the print sources, Books are being mostly preferred by the respondents while as Conference Proceedings and Repositories are being meagerly used.
Secondly, the frequency of basic political knowledge has been meagerly reported too much insufficient in books 1 and 2 at secondary level.