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meager

[ mee-ger ]
/ ˈmi gər /
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adjective
deficient in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate: a meager salary; meager fare; a meager harvest.
having little flesh; lean; thin: a body meager with hunger.
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Also especially British, mea·gre .

Origin of meager

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English megre, from Old French maigre, from Latin macer “lean”

synonym study for meager

1. See scanty.

OTHER WORDS FROM meager

mea·ger·ly, adverbmea·ger·ness, noun
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