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Synonyms for scanty
ˈskæn tiscant·y

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pantie, panty, scanty, step-inadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    panty, step-in, pantie

    Antonyms:
    ample

  2. bare(a), scanty, spareadjective

    lacking in amplitude or quantity

    "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet"

    Antonyms:
    ample

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scantyadjective

    Synonyms:
    insufficient, short, narrow, slender, meagre, lean, scant, deficient, not plentiful, not enough

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scantyadjective

    Synonyms:
    insufficient, inadequate, meager, sparing, illiberal, niggardly

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1981minute
#2436brief
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#4106tiny
#7516slight
#12466panty
#12556trivial
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#17561pantie
#19838microscopic
#19918slender
#20267insignificant
#50848diminutive
#57224paltry
#58405infinitesimal
#67164scanty
#69037trifling
#118861inconsiderable

How to use scanty in a sentence?

  1. William Temple:

    The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered.

  2. Washington Irving:

    The great British Library --an immense collection of volumes of all ages and languages, many of which are now forgotten, and most of which are seldom read: one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or pure English, undefiled wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.

  3. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    It was a dark and stormy night the rain fell in torrents--except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

  4. John Greenleaf Whittier:

    The dreariest spot in all the land to Death they set apart; with scanty grace from Nature's hand, and none from that of Art.

  5. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford:

    It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents--except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

Images & Illustrations of scanty

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