/ (ˈmiːɡə) /
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deficient in amount, quality, or extent
thin or emaciated
lacking in richness or strength
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Derived forms of meagremeagrely or US meagerly, adverbmeagreness or US meagerness, noun
Word Origin for meagre
C14: from Old French maigre, from Latin macer lean, poor
Words nearby meagre
meadowsweet, meadow vole, Meads, Meadville, meager, meagre, meal, mealie, mealie meal, mealie pap, mealies
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How to use meagre in a sentence
Think of this, ye who talk, not always without reason, of "factory slaves" and the meagre rewards of labor in America.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Aguinaldoʼs scholarship is too meagre for an elevated position, and his dignity and self-respect too great for an inferior one.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
This rather meagre information concerning him was furnished by a certain Madame Komorn.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The poor fellow's health so gave way under this meagre diet, that he died before his course of study was finished.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
This is always repeated in one unvarying phase of the most jejune and meagre character.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow