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

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

  • meager resources
  • meager fare

Synonyms for meagre in the sense of this definition

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

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

(meagre is similar to ...) extremely scanty

"an exiguous budget"

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

"a hand-to-mouth existence"

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

"the sharecropper's hardscrabble life"

(meagre 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 meagre) the quality of being sufficient for the end in view

"he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"

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