Examples of measly in a Sentence
She complained about being given such a measly raise.
All I want is a few measly minutes of your time.
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Buffalo’s 34-14 win over the Raiders came two days after Dareus was dealt to Jacksonville for a measly sixth-round pick that can become a fifth-rounder.
For comparison’s sake, when Cook’s Illustrated did a taste test of supermarket bacon, the thickest strips clocked in at a measly ⅕ inch.
The measly total of just seven points in the first quarter this season runs counter to claiming early leads.
Several years ago, there were some concerns about Google's profitability, as attention shifted to mobile devices, where ads are puny, annoying, and a more measly source of revenue on a cost-per-click basis.
Yeah, Justin Verlander, that Houston Astros pitcher who makes an entire household income by throwing a dozen or so measly baseballs, is also married to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model and ride-or-die baseball champion Kate Upton.
This day-in-the-life movie follows a Chinese deliveryman on his frantic struggle to scrounge up the funds — through loans and measly tips — to pay off the smugglers who brought him to the United States.
Rookie seventh rounder Chris Carson has ran hard and looked pretty good (4.5 yards per carry), but there just hasn’t been any room, hence the measly 37 attempts.
Three measly points are all Jay Heaps's side have been able to muster outside the friendly confines of Gillette Stadium, where the club is 10-2-2.
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First Known Use of measly
Synonymschicken, de minimis, footling, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, negligible, Mickey Mouse, minute, niggling, no-account, nominal, paltry, peanut, petty, picayune, piddling, piddly, piffling, pimping, slight, trifling, trivial
Antonymsbig, consequential, considerable, important, material, significant
Related Wordsinferior, mean; imperceptible, inappreciable; little, puny, tiny; hairsplitting, nitpicking, pettifogging, quibbling; one-horse, small-fry, two-bit
Near Antonymsserious, substantial, weighty; eventful, momentous, pivotal; conspicuous, noteworthy, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, striking; appreciable, discernible (also discernable), measurable
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