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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of being meager.

Usage examples (12)
  • Adjective : to do scant justice. ,a scant amount. ,a scant two hours; a scant cupful. ,scant of breath
  • And maybe the scantness of the apron could be seen as a comment on "food insecurity."
  • They hired no other servants after their arrival, which, however, struck nobody as an admission of scantness of means.
  • Her satin dress was a mere sheath, so conspicuous by its severity and scantness that every one in the dining-room stared. for more
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