Origin of exiguous
Examples from the Web for exiguous
The skill with which he managed the exiguous finances of the exiled court earned him further confidence and promotion.
Even so, with our exiguous profit on eight copies duly sold, our state is more gracious than that of more deserving men.Seeing and Hearing|George W. E. Russell
The hospitality of the simple peasant was as hearty, his welcome as warm, as his means were exiguous.The Alps|Martin Conway
To the strains of an exiguous orchestra, the provocation of the lady's castanets reached our ears gaily.To Tell You the Truth|Leonard Merrick
In the middle of our exiguous breakfast it occurred to me that we were behaving in an extremely old-fashioned way.The Man With the Black Feather|Gaston Leroux
British Dictionary definitions for exiguous
Word Origin for exiguous
Word Origin and History for exiguous
"scanty," 1650s, from Latin exiguus "small, petty, paltry, scanty in measure or number," from exigere (see exact).