meager

Part of speech: adverb

Meagerly.

Part of speech: noun

Meagerness.

Part of speech: adjective

Thin; emaciated; scanty.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English.