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Saturday, February 02, 2002

Definitions for exiguous

  1. scanty; meager; small; slender: exiguous income.

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Citations for exiguous
His exiguous nautical pension is hardly enough to pay for the one cockroach infested room which he inhabits in the slum area behind Tatwig Street... Lawrence Durrell, Justine, 1957
There is an exiguous anthropological plot, concerning some papers improperly filched from a dying missionary, and an even more exiguous adulterous plot. A.S. Byatt, "Barbara Pym," Passions of the Mind, 1991
Origin of exiguous
Exiguous is related to the term exigent and comes from the Latin word exiguus meaning "scanty in measure or number."