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One entry found for meager.
Main Entry: mea·ger
Variant(s): or mea·gre /primarystressmemacron-gschwar/
Function: adjective
1 : having little flesh : THIN
2 a : lacking desirable qualities (as richness or strength) <led a meager life> b : deficient in quality or quantity <a meager serving of meat>
- mea·ger·ly adverb
- mea·ger·ness noun
synonyms MEAGER, SCANTY, SPARSE mean falling short of what is normal, necessary, or desirable. MEAGER suggests a lack of fullness, richness, or plenty <a meager diet>. SCANTY stresses that something is not enough in amount, degree, or range <a scanty supply of fuel>. SPARSE suggests a scattering of a small number of units <a big country with a sparse population>.

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