[ skan-tuh-lee ]
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  1. 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.

Origin of scantily

First recorded in 1620–30; scanty + -ly

Words Nearby scantily Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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