Definition of "scanty" [scant•y]

  • (adjective) Barely sufficient or adequate.
  • (adjective) Insufficient, as in extent or degree.

Use "scanty" in a sentence

  • "It was a picture of a child clad in scanty rags, showing just enough skin to make me uncomfortable."
  • "Tue 11/24/09 3: 54 PM to the contrary, I think the majority of movies have women and girls portrayed in scanty clothes and objectified roles."
  • "I mean by that, that their minds have been well trained but their actual knowledge of things is scanty from a lack of conventional education."

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