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Definition of "meager" []

  • Deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; scanty. (adjective)
  • Deficient in richness, fertility, or vigor; feeble: the meager soil of an eroded plain. (adjective)
  • Having little flesh; lean. (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 "meager" in a sentence
  • "Republicans on both committees complained about the speed at which the bills are being pushed through the legislature, the lack of hearings on the proposals and what they called the meager information about what they would actually cost per job created."
  • "McCain started off his campaign stacking his long resume against what he characterized as the meager accomplishments of slick talking Ivy League upstart."
  • "Miss Blau's temperament is not adapted to the type of regimentation which occurs nowadays when only intense cooperations make it possible to obtain meager results from a tremendously expensive piece of apparatus. 23"