to a barely sufficient degree; in a meager or barely adequate quantity or way: We ate in a room adorned with posters of various scantily clad models.The first pioneers arrived in the valley just before winter, worn out and scantily supplied with provisions.
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How to use scantily in a sentence
One is forced to ask, what on earth was Andrew doing hanging out with scantily clad teenagers?Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’ | Tom Sykes | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her book, for example, does not discuss her buzzed-about, scantily clad Maxim photo shoot from last year, and so neither do we.'Boy Meets World' Star Danielle Fishel Is OK with Being Topanga Forever | Kevin Fallon | September 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
GoDaddy: Puppet Master scantily clad women and sexy Danica Patrick are so last year.
Tell be about the scene on the sofa where you and Lady Macbeth are plotting while scantily dressed.Ethan Hawke On His Murderous, Seductive Turn as Macbeth | Janice Kaplan | November 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Brody survives the surgery, and a gorgeous, scantily-clad young Venezuelan girl nurses him back to health.Damian Lewis Spills On ‘Homeland’s’ Shocking Plot Twist and Brody’s Return | Andrew Romano | October 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It bears a truly desolate appearance, being nothing but ridges of bare white sand, scantily crowned with a few shrubby bushes.
The host served Gilbert scantily, as Therese was watching, took the same sized piece and passed the plate to his Xantippe.Balsamo, The Magician | Alexander Dumas
The children, which were in great numbers, looked healthy, but were very scantily clad.
Notice that brown-faced, scantily clad boy, who keeps beckoning and shouting "Sahib."Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
The bothy was but scantily furnished, though it consisted of two rooms.Auld Licht Idylls | J. M. Barrie