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Definition of "scantiness" [scant•i•ness]

  • The quality of being scanty. (noun)
  • The result or product of being scanty. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "scantiness" in a sentence
  • "I wonder if the planned demolition of much of Coney Island's amusement area (they're putting up condominiums) means that some year soon the City will attack the morals at the mermaid parade and impose some regulation on costumes (or scantiness thereof)."
  • "It is the scantiness of intelligent, sympathetic, discriminating response on the part of the public which compels publishers to cheapen their ideals."
  • "They're drawing less than a third or a 10th of what they once made, but they say the psychic gains far outweigh the financial scantiness."