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

(ˈskæn 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

scanty

adjective
Conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent:
Slang: measly.
Translations
هَزيل، غَيْر كافٍ
omezenýtěsný
minimal
knappur
çok azyetersiz

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 vêtues du strict minimum

scanty

adj (+er) amount, supply, information, knowledgespärlich, dürftig; vegetation, meal alsokärglich; harvest alsomager; hairschütter; piece of clothingknapp

scanty

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

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.

scanty

a. escaso-a, limitado-a, no abundante.
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He inspired us to provide honest, dedicated service to our farmers in the best way we could even with the scantiest resources provided us.
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