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scant

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of scant

Synonym Discussion of scant

meager, scanty, scant, skimpy, spare, sparse mean falling short of what is normal, necessary, or desirable. meager implies the absence of elements, qualities, or numbers necessary to a thing's richness, substance, or potency.
    • a meager portion of meat
scanty stresses insufficiency in amount, quantity, or extent.
    • supplies too scanty to last the winter
scant suggests a falling short of what is desired or desirable rather than of what is essential.
    • in January the daylight hours are scant
skimpy usually suggests niggardliness or penury as the cause of the deficiency.
    • tacky housing developments on skimpy lots
spare may suggest a slight falling short of adequacy or merely an absence of superfluity.
    • a spare, concise style of writing
sparse implies a thin scattering of units.
    • a sparse population

scant

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of scant

  1. to use or give out in stingy amounts don't scant the peanut butter on those sandwiches! Synonyms of scant nurse, spare, skimp (on), stint (on)Words Related to scant dole out, mete (out), portion (out), ration (out); pinch, shortchange; conserve, preserveNear Antonyms of scant heap, lavish, pour, rain, shower



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