scantiness









scantiness


adjective, scant·i·er, scant·i·est.

  1. scant in amount, quantity, etc.; barely sufficient.
  2. meager; not adequate.
  3. lacking amplitude in extent or compass.

noun, plural scant·ies.

  1. scanties, very brief underpants, especially for women.

adjective scantier or scantiest

  1. limited; barely enough; meagre
  2. insufficient; inadequate
  3. lacking fullness; small

adj.1650s, “meager, barely sufficient for use;” 1701, “too small, limited in scope,” from scant + -y (2). Related: Scantiness (1560s). Scanties (n.) “underwear” (especially for women) attested from 1928.

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