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Meaning of EXIGUITY

Pronunciation:  `eksu'gyooitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the quality of being meager; "an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot

EXIGUITY is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: meagerness, meagreness, poorness, scantiness, scantness
 See Also: deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency, spareness, sparseness, sparsity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex`i*gu"i*ty\, n. [L. exiguitas, fr. exiguus small:
cf. F. exiguit['e].]
Scantiness; smallness; thinness. [R.] --Boyle.

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