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scant

adjective (a)

  • Not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; less than is wanted for the purpose; scanty; meager; not enough; as, a scant allowance of provisions or water; a scant pattern of cloth for a garment. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • Scantness; scarcity. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adverb (r)

  • In a scant manner; with difficulty; scarcely; hardly. (adverb)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so (adj.all)
    Synonym: light, short
    Example:
    A scant cup of sugar.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially (verb.social)
    Synonym: skimp
    source: wordnet30
  • limit in quality or quantity (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • supply sparingly and with restricted quantities (verb.possession)
    Synonym: skimp, stint
    source: wordnet30
  • To limit; to straiten; to treat illiberally; to stint; as, to scant one in provisions; to scant ourselves in the use of necessaries. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To fail, or become less; to scantle; as, the wind scants. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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