Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Limited in extent, quantity, or number; scant; small.

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Usage examples "scanty":

  1. The furniture in it was scanty, but what there was was old- fashioned and good, there was a bright rug on the floor, a few pictures on the walls at each end, an old- fashioned wooden bed at one side, a dear little round table before the fire, and a large arm- chair. - "The Story of Jessie", Mabel Quiller-Couch.
  2. When they had finished their scanty meal they went to bed; but he forced her to get up quite early in the morning in order to look after the house. - "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.
  3. And now the child's scanty schooling had come to an end. - "The Boyhood of Great Inventors", A. Fraser Robertson.