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Definition of "exiguous" [ex•ig•u•ous]

  • Extremely scanty; meager. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "exiguous" in a sentence
  • "His exiguous chapter on slavery in American Notes was lazily annexed word-for-word from a famous abolitionist pamphlet of the day, and employed chiefly to discredit the whole American idea."
  • "He felt insecure because his Catholic education was so exiguous — it amounted to one year at a Jesuit prep school in England."
  • "So, I went to China with an exiguous expense account, a list of places to be visited and described and a very rudimentary command of Mandarin."