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Synonyms for meagre

Synonyms for meagre

deficient in amount or quality or extent

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In his plain old suit of black, he looked pale and meagre.
It was only by incessant labour and personal supervision that Ethan drew a meagre living from his land, and his wife, even if she were in better health than she imagined, could never carry such a burden alone.
In the little valleys, which, in the regular formation of the land, occurred at every mile of their progress, the view was bounded, on two of the sides, by the gradual and low elevations, which gave name to the description of prairie we have mentioned; while on the others, the meagre prospect ran off in long, narrow, barren perspectives, but slightly relieved by a pitiful show of coarse, though somewhat luxuriant vegetation.
Any one who had looked at him as the red light shone upon his pale face, strange straining eyes, and meagre form, would perhaps have understood the mixture of contemptuous pity, dread, and suspicion with which he was regarded by his neighbours in Raveloe.
His visage was meagre, his hair lank and thin, and his voice hollow.
It is not in my power to represent the different passions they were affected with at seeing us pale, meagre, without clothes--in a word, almost naked and almost dead with fatigue and ill-usage.
In a move that will further widen the gulf between businessmen and the government, the textile sector questioned the credibility of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Rs180 billion textile package after the Finance ministry allocated a meagre sum of Rs 4 billion to fund it.
Every meagre meal is meagre meal is E accompanied by a slice of National loaf (an indigestible wholemeal) and dripping.
Peshawar Panthers won the toss and elected to bat first by setting up a meagre runs target of 123 runs for the loss of all wickets with Usman Ali Shah made a elegant knock of 28 runs, Zia-ur-Rehman scored 25 runs and Farhan struck 20 runs.
The irony of the present day is seeing obese people of all ages waddling around and then watching the starving children on our television screen, crying out for a meagre two pounds a month to survive.
She said: "People will be wondering why it is taking Labour so long to come up with such a meagre set of proposals.
If they don't plan now it will be a pretty meagre existence.