measly


mea·sly

adjective \ˈmēz-lē, ˈmē-zə-\

: very small or too small in size or amount

mea·sli·ermea·sli·est

Full Definition of MEASLY

1
:  infected with measles
2
a :  containing larval tapeworms
b :  infested with trichinae
3
:  contemptibly small

Examples of MEASLY

  1. She complained about being given such a measly raise.
  2. All I want is a few measly minutes of your time.

First Known Use of MEASLY

1687

mea·sly

adjective \ˈmēz-(ə-)lē\   (Medical Dictionary)
mea·sli·ermea·sli·est

Medical Definition of MEASLY

1
: infected with measles
2
a : containing larval tapeworms b : infected with trichinae

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