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Synonyms for scanty
ˈskæn ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pantie, panty, scanty, step-in(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    panty, step-in, pantie

    Antonyms:
    ample

  2. bare(a), scanty, spare(adj)

    lacking in amplitude or quantity

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

    Antonyms:
    ample

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scanty(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scanty(a)

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

How to pronounce scanty?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say scanty in sign language?

  1. scanty

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#350small
#398little
#746short
#751limited
#1008mean
#1981minute
#2436brief
#3889narrow
#4106tiny
#7516slight
#12466panty
#12556trivial
#13331petty
#17561pantie
#19838microscopic
#19918slender
#20267insignificant
#50848diminutive
#57224paltry
#58405infinitesimal
#67164scanty
#69037trifling
#118861inconsiderable

How to use scanty in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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