What does the word meager mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Meagerly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Meagerness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Thin; emaciated; scanty.

Usage examples for meager

  1. Spohr was singularly meager, for the most part, in musical ideas and freshness of melody, but he was a profound master of the orchestra; and in that variety and richness of resources which give to tone- creations the splendor of color, which is one of the great charms of instrumental music, Spohr is inferior only to Wagner among modern symphonists. – Great Violinists And Pianists by George T. Ferris
  2. What meager instruction he receives comes from a journeyman worker who is none too eager to give up what he considers the secrets of his trade. – Wage Earning and Education by R. R. Lutz
  3. His eyes were sunken, his face thin and pale, and his old tattered garments hung loosely on his meager limbs. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English