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adj. mea·sli·er, mea·sli·est
1. Infected with measles.
2. Slang Contemptibly small; meager: gave the waiter a measly tip.
[Sense 2, from the low quality and unhealthiness of pork infected by porcine measles.]
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adj, -slier or -sliest
1. informal meagre in quality or quantity
2. (Veterinary Science) (of meat) measled
3. (Pathology) having or relating to measles
[C17: see measles]
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adj. -sli•er, -sli•est.
1. contemptibly small: a measly salary.
2. infected with measles.
3. pertaining to or resembling measles.
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|Adj.||1.||measly - contemptibly small in amount; "a measly tip"; "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief"; "a paltry wage"; "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans"|
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adjective meagre, miserable, pathetic, paltry, mean, poor, petty, beggarly, pitiful, skimpy, puny, stingy, contemptible, scanty, miserly, niggardly, ungenerous, mingy (Brit. informal), snoep (S. African informal) The average bathroom measures a measly 3.5 metres.
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1. Slang. Conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent:
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measly[ˈmiːzli] adj → minable
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adj (+er) (inf) → mick(e)rig (inf), → poplig (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
measly[ˈmiːzlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) → misero/a, miserabile
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