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Synonyms for scanty

Synonyms for scanty

conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent

Synonyms for scanty

short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)

lacking in amplitude or quantity

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Sales of such lingerie are scantier than they were three years ago, but merchants such as Samer are loath to blame global economic problems on a reduction in raunchiness.
threats to Sudan as a whole; and these threats, receiving even scantier
When crude oil sold for less than $25/b, Tehran had a scantier resource base on which to strengthen and project its nuclear and regional ambitions.
It was the scantiness of the Lord's loincloth which offended the Reverend Fathers, although I myself have seen scantier ones in seventeenth-century Mexican churches.
They think that excessive light makes the thoughts wander, whereas scantier and uncertain light concentrates the mind and conduces to devotion.
Airlines also invested in scantier uniforms designed by noted designers to stave "off the well-traveled businessman's ennui" (p.
The excerpt from The golden notebook by Doris Lessing is scantier in evaluative meaning because the landscape is a very limited background to the emotional entanglement of Ella and Paul.
Much scantier are references to recent non-English works and often quotes to non-English authors refer only to their texts written in English (see e.
How can we ask developing nations, who enjoy far scantier resources than ourselves, to stamp out corruption if we do not value justice enough to pursue it here?
While the scholarly literature on President Bush is much scantier as yet, there is a similar reluctance to examine Bush's religious faith and its potential impact on day-to-day political decisions.
If the slogan "Islam is the solution" resonates with hundreds of thousands of voters, why replace it with another, more neutral slogan that might mollify the Copts but also produce a scantier harvest of votes?
He is pleading with Halle to ask producers of the big budget film to tone down some of her scantier costumes.
Modern writers are scantier in their treatment of it, as in Stephen B.
During the past several decades, the average American's exposure to UVB has increased considerably due to changing lifestyles--more outdoor recreational activities, more emphasis on tanning, scantier clothing and a population shift to the southwestern U.