What does the word scant mean?

Usage examples for scant

  1. He appears to have grown fat and scant of breath when he was about thirty- six or seven. – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  2. It was in 1848, prior to the Lopez invasion, that President Polk made the first approaches to the Spanish government with a suggestion to purchase the island for $ 100, 000, 000, but was refused with scant consideration. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
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