adjective, scant·er, scant·est.
verb (used with object)
Origin of scant
Synonyms for scant
Related Words for scantedspurn, overlook, ignore, discount, underestimate, reject, disregard, scrimp, despise, affront, disdain, slur, dismiss, slight, scant, detest, depreciate, scorn, rebuff, condemn
Examples from the Web for scanted
Contemporary Examples of scanted
To begin with, the Chinese people are savers, including for things like medical costs that are scanted by the Chinese government.Can Timmy Tackle China?
Leslie H. Gelb
May 31, 2009
Historical Examples of scanted
And that half-year that they knew about of grief and madness—it was not scanted nor its misery denied!Foes
He probably did not work on the poem so long as historians have said he did, but he scanted neither time nor attention.
Bad provisions, bad water, and scanted rations were dealt to the prisoners.American Prisoners of the Revolution
It is quite possible, of course, that his school really had scanted the motherly touch.On the Stairs
Henry B. Fuller
He found Major Dabney smoking on the hotel veranda, and his welcome was not scanted here, at least.The Quickening
Word Origin for scant
mid-14c., from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse skamt, neuter of skammr "short, brief"), from Proto-Germanic *skamma- (cf. Old English scamm "short," Old High German skemmen "to shorten"), perhaps ultimately "hornless," from PIE *kem- (see hind (n.)). Also in Middle English as a noun, "scant supply, scarcity," from Old Norse. As a verb and adverb from mid-15c.