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Definition of "meagre" []

  • An edible fish, Argyrosomus regius. (noun)
  • Having little flesh; lean; thin. (adjective)
  • Deficient or inferior in amount, quality or extent; paltry; scanty; inadequate; unsatisfying. (adjective)

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Use "meagre" in a sentence
  • "These descriptions shew that the wealth and fertility of the country were praised before its beauty, and that this was only referred to in short, meagre phrases, which tell less about it than any raptures without special knowledge."
  • "As the time was Lent, we had fare that they called meagre: fish from the Vienne water, below the town, and eggs cooked in divers fashions, all to the point of excellence, for the wine and fare of Chinon are famous in"
  • "The percentage of blacks in top management positions increased by a "meagre" 9.5 percent between 2000 and 2006."