adjective, scant·i·er, scant·i·est.
noun, plural scant·ies.
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