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scant

 (skănt)
adj. scant·er, scant·est
1. Barely sufficient: paid scant attention to the lecture.
2. Falling short of a specific measure: a scant cup of sugar.
3. Inadequately supplied; short: We were scant of breath after the lengthy climb.
tr.v. scant·ed, scant·ing, scants
1. To give an inadequate portion or allowance to: had to scant the older children in order to nourish the newborn.
2. To limit, as in amount or share; stint: Our leisure time is scanted by this demanding job.
3. To deal with or treat inadequately or neglectfully; slight.

[Middle English, from Old Norse skamt, neuter of skammr, short.]

scant′ly adv.
scant′ness n.
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scant

(skænt)
adj
1. scarcely sufficient; limited: he paid her scant attention.
2. (prenominal) slightly short of the amount indicated; bare: a scant ten inches.
3. (foll by: of) having a short supply (of)
vb (tr)
4. to limit in size or quantity
5. to provide with a limited or inadequate supply of
6. to treat in a slighting or inadequate manner
adv
scarcely; barely
[C14: from Old Norse skamt, from skammr/short; related to Old High German scam]
ˈscantly adv
ˈscantness n
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scant

(skænt)

adj. scant•er, scant•est,
v.
adv. adj.
1. barely sufficient in amount or quantity; meager.
2. almost as much as indicated: a scant cupful.
3. having an inadequate or limited supply (usu. fol. by of): scant of breath.
v.t.
4. to make scant; diminish.
5. to stint the supply of; withhold.
6. to treat slightly or inadequately.
adv.
7. Dial. scarcely; barely; hardly.
[1325–75; Middle English (adj.) < Old Norse skamt, neuter of skammr short]
scant′ly, adv.
scant′ness, n.
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Scant

 a dearth; a scarcity; a little amount.
Example: scant of squirery, 1475.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

scant


Past participle: scanted
Gerund: scanting

Imperative
scant
scant
Present
I scant
you scant
he/she/it scants
we scant
you scant
they scant
Preterite
I scanted
you scanted
he/she/it scanted
we scanted
you scanted
they scanted
Present Continuous
I am scanting
you are scanting
he/she/it is scanting
we are scanting
you are scanting
they are scanting
Present Perfect
I have scanted
you have scanted
he/she/it has scanted
we have scanted
you have scanted
they have scanted
Past Continuous
I was scanting
you were scanting
he/she/it was scanting
we were scanting
you were scanting
they were scanting
Past Perfect
I had scanted
you had scanted
he/she/it had scanted
we had scanted
you had scanted
they had scanted
Future
I will scant
you will scant
he/she/it will scant
we will scant
you will scant
they will scant
Future Perfect
I will have scanted
you will have scanted
he/she/it will have scanted
we will have scanted
you will have scanted
they will have scanted
Future Continuous
I will be scanting
you will be scanting
he/she/it will be scanting
we will be scanting
you will be scanting
they will be scanting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scanting
you have been scanting
he/she/it has been scanting
we have been scanting
you have been scanting
they have been scanting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scanting
you will have been scanting
he/she/it will have been scanting
we will have been scanting
you will have been scanting
they will have been scanting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scanting
you had been scanting
he/she/it had been scanting
we had been scanting
you had been scanting
they had been scanting
Conditional
I would scant
you would scant
he/she/it would scant
we would scant
you would scant
they would scant
Past Conditional
I would have scanted
you would have scanted
he/she/it would have scanted
we would have scanted
you would have scanted
they would have scanted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.scant - work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
2.scant - limit in quality or quantity
restrict - place under restrictions; limit access to; "This substance is controlled"
3.scant - supply sparingly and with restricted quantities; "sting with the allowance"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
Adj.1.scant - less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
insufficient, deficient - of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds"
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scant

adjective
1. inadequate, insufficient, meagre, sparse, little, limited, bare, minimal, deficient, barely sufficient There is scant evidence of strong economic growth to come.
inadequate full, sufficient, generous, adequate, satisfactory, ample, abundant, plentiful
2. small, limited, inadequate, insufficient, meagre, negligible, measly, scanty, inconsiderable The hole was a scant 0.23 inches in diameter.
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scant

adjective
1. Just sufficient:
2. Conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent:
Slang: measly.
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Translations
زَهيد، طَفيف
nedostatečnýpramalýskrovný
for lidtmanglende
rÿr, takmarkaîur
niecīgstrūcīgs

scant

[skænt] ADJ (scanter (compar) (scantest (superl))) → escaso
it measures a scant 2cmmide dos centímetros escasos
to pay scant attention to sthprestar escasa atención a algo
a scant tablespoon of sugaruna cucharada rasa de azúcar
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scant

[ˈskænt] adj [regard, attention] → insuffisant(e)
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scant

adj (+er)wenig inv; satisfaction, attention, respect also, chancegering; successgering, mager; supply, grazing, amountdürftig, spärlich; to do scant justice to somethingeiner Sache (dat)wenig or kaum gerecht werden; to have scant regard for somethingauf etw (acc)wenig Rücksicht nehmen; to show scant respect for somethingeiner Sache (dat)wenig Respekt entgegenbringen, für etw wenig Respekt zeigen; to pay scant attention to somethingetw kaum beachten; a scant 3 hoursknappe or kaum 3 Stunden
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scant

[skænt] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) → scarso/a
with scant courtesy → poco cortesemente
to pay scant attention to → prestare poca attenzione a
they have scant respect for him → hanno scarsa considerazione per lui
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

scant

a. escaso-a, parco-a, insuficiente.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
Turning, Maggie contemplated the dark, dust-stained walls, and the scant and crude furniture of her home.
Then all is blank; and afterward the rains beat against the grimy window-panes, or the snows fall upon my scant attire, the wheels rattle in the squalid streets where my life lies in poverty and mean employment.
Sometimes, especially at the beginning, the record is very scant. As a rule, there is not more than one short sentence for a year, sometimes not even that, but merely a date.