adjective, scant·er, scant·est.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of scant
OTHER WORDS FROM scantscantly, adverbscantness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for scant
All three tech giants denied they harbor any political biases, and GOP lawmakers provided scant evidence for their claims.Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs clash with Congress in pre-election showdown|Tony Romm, Rachel Lerman, Cat Zakrzewski, Heather Kelly, Elizabeth Dwoskin|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
He’s running against charismatic former Army Ranger John James, a Republican businessman whose environmental platform is scant.
That’s because scant rainfall and wide, well-marked streets ease the engineering of split-second computer vision systems considerably.The Self-Driving Car Is a Red Herring - Issue 92: Frontiers|Anthony Townsend|October 21, 2020|Nautilus
While Misra was scant on the details of the SPAC itself, including how much the blank check company was seeking to raise, he did openly state his thinking on raising one.Why the SoftBank Vision Fund is getting into SPAC-ing|Lucinda Shen|October 13, 2020|Fortune
With only two other companies that have gone public through a direct listing, data is scant on how businesses fare following the process—so Asana and Palantir will be heavily watched.
Mr. Mitchett was none the less scantly diverted from his estimate of the occasion Mrs. Brookenham had just named to him.The Awkward Age|Henry James
He remembered the effect this adviser had produced on Julia—an effect that scantly ministered to the idea of another meeting.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
The children were barefoot, bare headed and scantly dressed, and it seemed awfully dirty about the doors of the shanties.Death Valley in '49|William Lewis Manly
He gnawed at the scantly-fleshed ribs of the first rabbit, savoring the raw meaty smell and flavor.Stalemate|Basil Eugene Wells
The contents of it, as of all Fielding's work in this kind, include certain things for which the moderns are scantly grateful.Joseph Andrews Vol. 1|Henry Fielding