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Scanty definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SCANT'Y, a. [from scant, and having the same signification.]
1. Narrow; small; wanting amplitude or extent.
His dominions were very narrow and scanty.
Now scantier limits the proud arch confine.
2. Poor; not copious or full; not ample; hardly sufficient; as a scanty language; a scanty supply of words; a scantly supply of bread.
3. Sparing; niggardly; parsimonious.
In illustrating a point of difficulty, be not too scanty of words.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet" [syn: bare, scanty, spare] n
1: short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural) [syn: pantie, panty, scanty, step-in]

Merriam Webster's

adjective (scantier; -est) Etymology: English dialect scant scanty supply, from Middle English, from Old Norse skamt, from neuter of skammr short Date: 1600 limited or less than sufficient in degree, quantity, or extent Synonyms: see meager scantily adverb scantiness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (scantier, scantiest) 1 of small extent or amount. 2 barely sufficient. Derivatives: scantily adv. scantiness n. Etymology: obs. scant scanty supply f. ON skamt neut. adj.: see SCANT

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Scanty 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(scantier, scantiest) 1. You describe something as scanty when there is less of it than you think there should be. So far, what scanty evidence we have points to two suspects. ADJ 2. If someone is wearing scanty clothing, he or she is wearing clothes which are sexually revealing. ...a model in scanty clothing. ADJ scantily ...a troupe of scantily-clad dancers. ADV: ADV -ed/adj

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Insufficient, narrow, meagre, scant, small. 2. Hardly sufficient. 3. Sparing, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious.

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