[syn: bare(a), scanty, spare]
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;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a
scanty harvest"; "a spare diet" [syn: bare(a),
n 1: short underpants for women or children (usually used in the
plural) [syn: pantie, panty, scanty, step-in]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
118 Moby Thesaurus words for "scanty":
Lenten, Spartan, abstemious, angustifoliate, angustirostrate,
angustisellate, angustiseptal, arrested, ascetic, at a premium,
austere, barely sufficient, callow, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy,
circumscribed, close, close-fitting, confined, constricted, cramp,
cramped, crowded, defective, deficient, dwarfed, dwarfish,
embryonic, exiguous, failing, frugal, hypoplastic, immature,
impoverished, in arrear, in arrears, in default, in short supply,
inadequate, incapacious, incommodious, incomplete, infant,
infrequent, insufficient, isthmian, isthmic, jejune, lacking, lean,
limited, little, meager, mean, measly, minimal, miserly, missing,
narrow, near, needing, niggardly, out of print, out of season,
out of stock, paltry, parsimonious, part, partial, patchy,
piddling, poor, puny, rare, restricted, scant, scarce, scattered,
scrappy, scrawny, scrimp, scrimping, scrimpy, seldom met with,
seldom seen, short, shy, sketchy, skimp, skimping, skimpy, slender,
slight, slim, small, spare, sparing, sparse, spotty, sprinkled,
starvation, stingy, stinted, strait, straitened, stunted,
subsistence, thin, tight, uncommon, underdeveloped, undeveloped,
unnourishing, unnutritious, wanting, watered, watery