What does scanty mean?

Definitions for scanty
ˈskæn tiscanty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scanty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pantie, panty, scanty, step-in(adj)

    short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)

  2. bare(a), scanty, spare(adj)

    lacking in amplitude or quantity

    "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet"

Wiktionary

  1. scanty(Adjective)

    Somewhat less than is needed in amplitude or extent.

  2. scanty(Adjective)

    Sparing; niggardly; parsimonious.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scanty(adj)

    wanting amplitude or extent; narrow; small; not abundant

  2. Scanty(adj)

    somewhat less than is needed; insufficient; scant; as, a scanty supply of words; a scanty supply of bread

  3. Scanty(adj)

    sparing; niggardly; parsimonious

How to pronounce scanty?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say scanty in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scanty in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scanty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of scanty in a Sentence

  1. William Temple:

    The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered.

  2. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford:

    It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents--except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

  3. John Greenleaf Whittier:

    The dreariest spot in all the land to Death they set apart; with scanty grace from Nature's hand, and none from that of Art.

  4. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    It was a dark and stormy night the rain fell in torrents--except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

  5. Washington Irving:

    The great British Library --an immense collection of volumes of all ages and languages, many of which are now forgotten, and most of which are seldom read: one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or pure English, undefiled wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.

Images & Illustrations of scanty

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