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Synonyms for meager

conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent

Synonyms for meager

deficient in amount or quality or extent

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Curtains of grass and bamboo covered the windows, and, most arduous task of all, with his meager assortment of tools he had fashioned lumber to neatly seal the walls and ceiling and lay a smooth floor within the cabin.
Withal, my knowledge of him is so meager that I should rather not undertake to say if he were himself persuaded of the truth of what he relates; certainly such inquiries as I have thought it worth while to set about have not in every instance tended to confirmation of the statements made.
Throughout his life he was obliged to make the most heroic efforts to keep in check another inherited tendency, to corpulence; he generally restricted his diet almost entirely to such meager fare as potatoes and soda-water, though he often broke out also into periods of unlimited self-indulgence.
All their meager breasts panted together, the violently dilated nostrils quivered, the eyes stared stonily uphill.
Then, too, there were the shes and the balus of the black men of the Gomangani to frighten as they squatted by the river, the shes with their meager washing, the balus with their primitive toys.
The guilty mind of Turlington was far from feeling satisfied with the meager description of the stranger thus rendered.
The day before Billy's release Saxon completed her meager preparations to receive him.
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Officials in southern Kandahar province on Saturday criticised the central government for what they said allocating a meager of amount of development budget for the restive province.
The designs will be pitched against one another and will be judged by Kate Burnett, editor of high profile interior design magazine idFX, by representatives of the Surface Design course and by Jacaranda owners Richard and Lucy Meager.
Summary: In the UK, the Producer Price Index is set to add a meager 0.
A TOUGH war is expected tonight for the British lightweight title between well-matched Mancunians John Murray and Lee Meager, but undefeated Murray should end up with his hand raised after 12 gruelling rounds in Wigan.
Alan, 49, and Kate Meager, 55, had their own business, a US holiday home, and a rented-out flat but claimed pounds 3,400 in council tax benefits.
Joyo said the lands will be given free to poor people mainly meager and landless farmers.
Self-publishing can potentially be much more lucrative than landing a publisher, since publishers all too frequently come with meager royalty rates, a typical 18-24 month wait to publication, the loss of book rights, and minimal or nonexistent help with marketing.
While these are the gripes in most large cities -- and most of them tend to have a meager middle-class population -- it's only getting worse in L.