The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Scanty \Scant"y\, a. [Compar. Scantier; superl. Scantiest.]
[From Scant, a.]
1. Lacking amplitude or extent; narrow; small; not abundant.
His dominions were very narrow and scanty. --Locke.
Now scantier limits the proud arch confine. --Pope.
2. Somewhat less than is needed; insufficient; scant; as, a
scanty supply of words; a scanty supply of bread.
3. Sparing; niggardly; parsimonious.
In illustrating a point of difficulty, be not too
scanty of words. --I. Watts.
Syn: Scant; narrow; small; poor; deficient; meager; scarce;
chary; sparing; parsimonious; penurious; niggardly;