measly

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adjective mea·sly \ˈmēz-lē, ˈmē-zə-\

Definition of measly

measlier

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measliest

  1. 1 :  infected with measles

  2. 2a :  containing larval tapewormsb :  infested with trichinae

  3. 3 :  contemptibly small

Examples of measly in a sentence

  1. She complained about being given such a measly raise.

  2. All I want is a few measly minutes of your time.

1598

First Known Use of measly

1598


MEASLY Defined for English Language Learners

measly

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adjective mea·sly \ˈmēz-lē, ˈmē-zə-\

Definition of measly for English Language Learners

  • : very small or too small in size or amount


MEASLY Defined for Kids

measly

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adjective mea·sly \ˈmēz-lē\

Definition of measly for Students

measlier

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measliest

  1. :  so small or unimportant as to be rejected with scorn They left a measly tip for the waiter.


Medical Dictionary

measly

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adjective mea·sly \ˈmēz-(ə-)lē\

Medical Definition of measly

measlier

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mest

  1. 1:  infected with measles

  2. 2a:  containing larval tapewormsb:  infected with trichinae



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