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Definition 1: deficient in amount or quality or extent - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where meager or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • meager resources
  • meager fare

Synonyms for meager in the sense of this definition

(meager is similar to ...) lacking in magnitude or quantity

"a bare livelihood" "a scanty harvest" "a spare diet"

(meager is similar to ...) extremely scanty

"an exiguous budget"

(meager is similar to ...) providing only bare essentials

"a hand-to-mouth existence"

(meager is similar to ...) barely satisfying a lower standard

"the sharecropper's hardscrabble life"

(meager is similar to ...) contemptibly small in amount

"a measly tip" "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief" "a paltry wage" "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans"

(means also ...) deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand

"fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"

(means also ...) the least possible

"needed to enforce minimal standards" "her grades were minimal" "minimum wage" "a minimal charge for the service"

(means also ...) of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

"insufficient funds"

(... are attributes of meager) the quality of being sufficient for the end in view

"he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"

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