- scant in amount, quantity, etc.; barely sufficient.
- meager; not adequate.
- lacking amplitude in extent or compass.
- scanties, very brief underpants, especially for women.
Origin of scanty
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Antonyms for scanty
Related Words for scantinessscarcity, lack, defect, dearth, scantness, shortcoming, want, inadequacy, deficit, weakness, paucity, failure, insufficiency, curtailment, shortfall, deficiency, pinch, lapse, poverty, leanness
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Historical Examples of scantiness
Once or twice he had shaken his head at the scantiness of all their provisions for life.Dr. Sevier
George W. Cable
"In the scantiness of your raiment, Citoyenne," he answered acidly.The Trampling of the Lilies
Knowing the scantiness of the Oriental breakfast, we are not surprised.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
Their scantiness of raiment, it is pleaded in their behalf, is due in no sense to immodesty.East of Suez
Frederic Courtland Penfield
But his courage and activity made up for the scantiness of his resources.
- limited; barely enough; meagre
- insufficient; inadequate
- lacking fullness; small