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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Very little, meager, barely enough.

Usage examples (37)
  • The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed.
  • It was a picture of a child clad in scanty rags, showing just enough skin to make me uncomfortable.
  • I mean by that, that their minds have been well trained but their actual knowledge of things is scanty from a lack of conventional education.
  • Tue 11/24/09 3: 54 PM to the contrary, I think the majority of movies have women and girls portrayed in scanty clothes and objectified roles. for more
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