skimpiness


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skimp·y

 (skĭm′pē)
adj. skimp·i·er, skimp·i·est
1. Inadequate, as in size or fullness, especially through economizing or stinting: a skimpy meal.
2. Not covering a considerable amount of the body: a skimpy bathing suit.

skimp′i·ly adv.
skimp′i·ness n.
Translations
قِلَّه، عَدَم كِفايَه، نُقْصان
nedostatečnost
knebenhedsjuskethed
vöntun
cimrilik

skimpiness

[ˈskɪmpɪnɪs] n (of skirt) → scarsa ampiezza; (of allowance) → esiguità; (of meal) → frugalità

skimp

(skimp) verb
1. (with on) to take, spend, use, give etc too little or only just enough. She skimped on meals in order to send her son to college.
2. to do (a job) imperfectly. He's inclined to skimp his work.
ˈskimpy adjective
too small; inadequate. a skimpy dress.
ˈskimpily adverb
ˈskimpiness noun
References in classic literature ?
Anne started off irreproachable, arrayed in the stiff black- and-white sateen, which, while decent as regards length and certainly not open to the charge of skimpiness, contrived to emphasize every corner and angle of her thin figure.
It was my first time having a spa treatment, and while I was slightly taken aback at the skimpiness of the underwear I was asked to change into, the hot oil that was blissfully rubbed into my skin had a way of melting away any embarrassment.
It was my time having a spa treatment, and while I was slightly taken aback at the skimpiness of the underwear I was asked to change into, the hot oil that was blissfully rubbed into my skin had a way of melting away any embarrassment.
The skimpiness of her dress reveals the darkness of Mary's skin and Grace is shocked and feels deceived by Father Benjamin, who had assured her that the only children deemed suitable for adoption were the ones who could pass as white.
Bullock has complained about the skimpiness of the pants she was forced to wear in the movie, but I prefer to look at it another way - as one giant leap for mankind.
Instead, the focus is usually on the skimpiness of the heroine's costume or the item girl's pelvic thrusts.
Or a state may passively permit all health plans, regardless of the skimpiness of the benefit package, be offered in an exchange so long as the insurer can show some evidence that the plan meets the required actuarial value requirement for the given tier.
The skimpiness of O'Donnell's investigation into the Fox+Werrity+Gould get-togethers leads Murray to pose the question: "Is there a neo-con cell of senior ministers and officials, co-ordinating with Israel and the United States, and keeping their designs hidden from the Conservatives' coalition partners?
The skimpiness the bikini required of its wearer was un peu immodest, for this swimsuit exposed the body in a fashion that had not been customary in quite some time.
The skimpiness of its throttled constitution will soon bother me no longer-or so I hope.