adjective, scant·er, scant·est.
verb (used with object)
Origin of scant
Related formsscant·ly, adverbscant·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for scantness
Wasn't there a good deal of talk about the scantness of some of the ladies' dresses?Poor Relations|Compton Mackenzie
Then immediately, through the scantness of the apartment, he heard the outer bell resound.The Pace That Kills|Edgar Saltus
This was the quelling they brought, a scantness of drink that seized him.
Her satin dress was a mere sheath, so conspicuous by its severity and scantness that every one in the dining-room stared.Song of the Lark|Willa Cather