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MEAGER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does meager mean? 

MEAGER (adjective)
  The adjective MEAGER has 1 sense:

1. deficient in amount or quality or extent

  Familiarity information: MEAGER used as an adjective is very rare.


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MEAGER (adjective)


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Meaning:

Deficient in amount or quality or extent

Synonyms:

meager; meagerly; meagre; scrimpy; stingy

Context examples:

meager resources / meager fare

Similar:

bare; scanty; spare (lacking in amplitude or quantity)

exiguous (extremely scanty)

hand-to-mouth (providing only bare essentials)

hardscrabble; marginal (of a bare living gained by great labor)

measly; miserable; paltry (contemptibly small in amount)

Also:

scarce (deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand)

deficient; insufficient (of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement)

Attribute:

adequacy; sufficiency (the quality of being sufficient for the end in view)

Antonym:

ample (more than enough in size or scope or capacity)


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