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  1. scantadjective

    very little, very few

    After his previous escapades, Mary had scant reason to believe John.

    little, few, slight

    plenty, ample

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scant

    short, insufficient, mean, niggardly, stingy, narrow, limited, chary, sparing

    full, ample, liberal, generous, bountiful, unmeasured

Princeton's WordNet

  1. light, scant(p), shortverb

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

    "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"


  2. skimp, scantverb

    work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially

    stint, scrimp, skimp


  3. scant, skimpverb

    limit in quality or quantity

    stint, scrimp, skimp


  4. stint, skimp, scantverb

    supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

    "sting with the allowance"

    stint, scrimp, skimp


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scantverb

    limit, straiten, stint

  2. scantadjective

    insufficient, SCANTY

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scantadjective

    scanty, meager, insufficient, inadequate, sparing, saving, chary

  2. scantverb

    limit, straiten, stint

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "scant":

    scarce, meagre, little, few, lean, low, limited

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  1. Derek Holt at Scotiabank:

    There is scant evidence to suggest that the era of exceptionally low rates of inflation with multiple episodes of deflation has ended.

  2. Tim Quinlan:

    Third quarter consumer spending is on track for only a scant gain, if COVID cases keep falling and sentiment turns positive, there is scope for a more solid finish to this tumultuous year.

  3. The Florida Supreme Court:

    In light of the scant evidence connecting Penalver to this murder and the consequent importance of identifying the individual depicted on the videotape in sunglasses and hat, we conclude that the improperly admitted evidence and the State's suggestion that the defense tampered with or suborned perjury by an identification witness meet the cumulative error requirements outlined above and require reversal.

  4. Drew Hammill:

    Eight days after a federal judge ordered the Trump Administration to immediately begin the process of reuniting the children they put in cages back with their families, there's scant evidence that a comprehensive plan to do just that has been developed, congressional oversight of this matter has already been proven to be critical in ensuring that the Administration's constant abuses are held in check, that the law is being obeyed, and that taxpayers' resources are not being squandered.

  5. Justin Mankin:

    This has big implications for drought mitigation measures for different water districts, many of which are working hard not only to manage the impacts of this drought, but to invest in longer-term adaptive measures to be resilient to more droughts like this in the future, given scant resources to do both, these water districts need our support.

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