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Definition 1: the quality of being meager - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes

Synonyms for scantiness in the sense of this definition

(scantiness is a kind of ...) lack of an adequate quantity or number

"the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"

(... is a kind of scantiness ) meagerness or poorness connoted by a superfluity of water (in a literary style as well as in a food)

"the haziness and wateriness of his disquisitions" "the wateriness of his blood" "no one enjoys the burning of his soup or the wateriness of his potatoes"

(... is a kind of scantiness ) restricted to bare necessities

(... is a kind of scantiness ) the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness

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