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SCANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scant mean? 

SCANT (adjective)
  The adjective SCANT has 1 sense:

1. less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

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


SCANT (verb)
  The verb SCANT has 3 senses:

1. work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
2. limit in quality or quantity
3. supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

  Familiarity information: SCANT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCANT (adjective)


Sense 1scant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

Synonyms:

scant; short; light

Context examples:

a light pound / a scant cup of sugar / regularly gives short weight

Similar:

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


SCANT (verb)


Sense 1scant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

skimp; scant

Hypernyms (to "scant" is one way to...):

work (exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2scant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Limit in quality or quantity

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

scant; skimp

Hypernyms (to "scant" is one way to...):

restrict (place under restrictions; limit access to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3scant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

stint; scant; skimp

Context example:

sting with the allowance

Hypernyms (to "scant" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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