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Synonyms for scanty

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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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You hope somebody's coming, your real parents, your true guru, but finally it's you who leaves, magic You have the scantiest of directions and no map but dreams.
As Aiken herself acknowledges, the application rates to BSN programs declined steadily over the last half of the 1990s, and we have the scantiest of anecdotal evidence that this trend has reversed itself.
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.
It needs only a 0.2pc swing to overhaul Plaid's scantiest majority.
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." Despite their "exceedingly keen" eyes, he saw little "intellectual expression" among the visitors to their campfire.
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?