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SCANTY (scantier, scantiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scanty mean? 

SCANTY (noun)
  The noun SCANTY has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: SCANTY used as a noun is very rare.


SCANTY (adjective)
  The adjective SCANTY has 1 sense:

1. lacking in amplitude or quantity

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


 Dictionary entry details 


SCANTY (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

pantie; panty; scanty; step-in

Hypernyms ("scanty" is a kind of...):

underpants (an undergarment that covers the body from the waist no further than to the thighs; usually worn next to the skin)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)


SCANTY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Lacking in amplitude or quantity

Synonyms:

scanty; bare; spare

Context examples:

a bare livelihood / a scanty harvest / a spare diet

Similar:

meager; meagerly; meagre; scrimpy; stingy (deficient in amount or quality or extent)


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