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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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The sea ice that covers the North Pole has thinned by 40 percent over the past four decades during late summer and early autumn, and the summer of 2002 found it the scantiest in half a century at least.
But the totals reported for individual countries or regions, as shown in part I of this series, are often based on only the scantiest of data.
But they remained undecided as to how to treat Bulgaria and Romania, and devoted only the scantiest attention to the fate of Turkey.
Because he didn't take its subjective character enough into account, permitting himself only the scantiest and most covert autobiography, his work sometimes had the effect--no doubt unintentional--of muffling the atrocities to which he was so curiously attracted.
These Digger Indians are by far the most degraded and miserable beings who inhabit this continent; their bag-like covering is of the scantiest description, their food revolting; the puppies and rats of the Celestials being almost Epicurean when compared with a Pau-Eutaw bill of fare.
Strangely lacking from this volume is even the scantiest of bibliographies or a list of further reading.
All responsible Fourth Estaters can do is wince as the National Enquirers of the world slur public figures and suspects on the scantiest of hearsay and thereby undermine public confidence in all journalists.
Iris was the daughter of two Jewish "benighted individualists" who imbued her with only the scantiest idea of what it means to be Jewish.
It followed a candid interview in which Beckham's wife, Spice Girl Victoria Adams, told the world that he likes to prance around the house in HER scantiest knickers.
The information reported from the West was the scantiest of all regions.
Can anyone help with even the scantiest information?
As with all matters of policy, the devil is in the details, and Lester gives us only the scantiest outlines of what the new economic citizenship might look like.
The new dinky sized tins mean it can be concealed in even the most scantiest of clothing so it is close to hand.
Thus, when Tooke declares that even "the people who have the poorest and scantiest language, have yet always many more words than ideas,"(14) he is gesturing to the "corruption," inherent in even the simplest and earliest languages, that drives language ever further from that time of "primitive purity, and shortness, when men deliver'd so many things, almost in an equal number of words.
Art requires an entirely different approach which is actually provided in sections of Critique of Judgement which de Duve dips into in only the scantiest way.