Scanty

Scant"y

(?), a. [Compar. Scantier (?); superl. Scantiest.] [From Scant, a.] 1. Wanting amplitude or extent; narrow; small; not abundant.
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His dominions were very narrow and scanty.
Locke.
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Now scantier limits the proud arch confine.
Pope.
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2. Somewhat less than is needed; insufficient; scant; as, a scanty supply of words; a scanty supply of bread.
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3. Sparing; niggardly; parsimonious.
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In illustrating a point of difficulty, be not too scanty of words.
I. Watts.
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Syn. -- Scant; narrow; small; poor; deficient; meager; scarce; chary; sparing; parsimonious; penurious; niggardly; grudging.
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