Search Result for "measly":
1. contemptibly small in amount;
- Example: "a measly tip"
- Example: "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief"
- Example: "a paltry wage"
- Example: "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans"
[syn: measly, miserable, paltry]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
measly \mea"sly\ (m[=e]"zly), a. 1. Infected with measles. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) Containing larval tapeworms; -- said of pork and beef. [1913 Webster] 3. Contemptibly small in quantity; meager; absurdly insufficient or bad; as, a measly few dollars for all that work. [PJC]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
measly adj 1: contemptibly small in amount; "a measly tip"; "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief"; "a paltry wage"; "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans" [syn: measly, miserable, paltry]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
117 Moby Thesaurus words for "measly": abject, abominable, allergic, anemic, apoplectic, arrant, arthritic, atrocious, base, beggarly, bilious, cancerous, cheesy, chlorotic, colicky, consumptive, contemptible, crummy, debased, degraded, depraved, despicable, dirty, disgusting, dropsical, dyspeptic, edematous, encephalitic, epileptic, execrable, flagrant, foul, fulsome, grave, gross, heinous, jerkwater, laryngitic, leprous, little, low, low-down, luetic, lumpen, malarial, malignant, mangy, mean, mingy, miserable, miserly, monstrous, nefarious, nephritic, neuralgic, neuritic, niggardly, niggling, obnoxious, odious, one-horse, palsied, paltry, paralytic, pathetic, pettifogging, petty, phthisic, picayune, picayunish, piddling, piffling, pleuritic, pneumonic, pocky, podagric, poky, poor, punk, puny, rachitic, rank, reptilian, rheumatic, rickety, scabby, scant, scanty, scorbutic, scrofulous, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, shabby, shoddy, skimpy, small, small-beer, small-time, sparse, squalid, stingy, tabetic, tabid, tinhorn, trifling, trivial, tubercular, tuberculous, tumorigenic, tumorous, two-bit, two-by-four, unmentionable, vile, wretched