Scanty

Definition of Scanty

Scant´y
a.1.Wanting amplitude or extent; narrow; small; not abundant.
His dominions were very narrow and scanty.
- Locke.
Now scantier limits the proud arch confine.
- Pope.
2.Somewhat less than is needed; insufficient; scant; as, a scanty supply of words; a scanty supply of bread.
3.Sparing; niggardly; parsimonious.
In illustrating a point of difficulty, be not too scanty of words.
- I. Watts.

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