adjective, scant·i·er, scant·i·est.
noun, plural scant·ies.
Words nearby scanty
SYNONYMS FOR scanty
OTHER WORDS FROM scantyscant·i·ly, adverbscant·i·ness, nounun·scant·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for scantiness
The one difficulty lay in the scantiness of her information.The Guests Of Hercules|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
None on account of their dignity should be exempt; none (preserving due proportion) on account of the scantiness of their means.
Well, this result is really astounding, when we consider the scantiness of the means.The Life of the Fly|J. Henri Fabre
They have symmetrical forms, which are partially revealed through the scantiness of their clothing.The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba|Walter Goodman
He was desirous of visiting Trent, while the council were sitting; but the scantiness of his purse defeated his curiosity.The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6|Samuel Johnson