adjective, mea·sli·er, mea·sli·est.
- contemptibly small, meager, or slight: They paid me a measly fifteen dollars for a day's work.
- wretchedly bad or unsatisfactory: a measly performance.
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Home teams favored by three or more points don’t provide value, either, with a measly 22-22 record against the spread in that span.NFL picks against the spread for the first round of the playoffs|Neil Greenberg|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
Emails obtained by VOSD attest to Manchester’s unhappiness over the deal and suggest he tried to spite the city in whatever measly way he could.
One measly year later, Pam woke to find a naked Ewing grinning at her in the shower.
When he ran for the House of Burgesses in 1755, the father of our nation got a measly 40 votes.
His profit margin on the quarter pounds he admitted to selling was a measly $200.
A tapestry like this was the ultimate luxury good and status symbol, worth so much more than a measly painting.
His now infamous Twitter account has a measly 186 followers.Who Wants To Be Prime Minister? Not Rami Hamdallah|Maysoon Zayid|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Slocum, did you ever hear o' me pointin' s'uth for home with only a measly four hundred barrel of ile in the hold?
Dave Keeney, what boasts he's the best whalin' skipper out o' Homeport, comin' back with a measly four hundred barrel of ile!
Nature can chase the measly savage fleeing naked through the bush.The Iron Puddler|James J. Davis
And here we are yet, each perched on a measly old slippery rock, in the middle of the rapids.The Outdoor Chums After Big Game|Captain Quincy Allen
That measly little tap of yours in the last round was certainly a soporific wallop.The New Boys at Oakdale|Morgan Scott