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Meaning of SCANTY

Pronunciation:  'skantee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)
  2. [adj]  lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet"
 

SCANTY is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: bare(a), meager, meagerly, meagre, pantie, panty, spare, step-in
 
 See Also: underpants

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Scant"y\, a. [Compar. {Scantier}; superl. {Scantiest}.]
[From {Scant}, a.]
1. Wanting amplitude or extent; narrow; small; not abundant.

         His dominions were very narrow and scanty. --Locke.

         Now scantier limits the proud arch confine. --Pope.

2. Somewhat less than is needed; insufficient; scant; as, a
   scanty supply of words; a scanty supply of bread.

3. Sparing; niggardly; parsimonious.

         In illustrating a point of difficulty, be not too
         scanty of words.                      --I. Watts.

Syn: Scant; narrow; small; poor; deficient; meager; scarce;
     chary; sparing; parsimonious; penurious; niggardly;
     grudging.

 

 

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