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They grow hungry and decide to split an apple, but half an apple feels meager.

In a world inundated with self-prescribed hacks, quick fixes, and countless other silver bullets—the majority of which are plentiful on promises yet meager on results—it’s easy to forget the importance of hard work.

Despite meager supply and swift home-price growth, the purchase market remains strong.

Instead, the returns have been meager, as the Office of Lottery and Gaming’s interim executive director Ridgely Bennett acknowledged in a council hearing last month.

The series takes a group of strangers from different walks of life and strands them in the wilderness with only the clothes on their backs and some meager supplies.

Especially in a country where the minimum wage is a meager $3.00 an hour.

Rising to retrieve it, I offer her what meager reassurance I can muster.

He called on his parents not to accept any “meager compensation” for his death.

Look through that PDF I just linked to and feast on the meager amounts earmarked for democracy and assistance programs.

Personal consumption expenditures—people buying stuff—grew at a meager one percent rate in the first quarter.

This report, however, was very meager and lacking in any profusion of mechanical detail.

I have no memory of either parent and my information concerning them is meager and second hand.

The surname Thin has the same meaning as Meagre, from which the common name Meager comes.

Old Lewson, the man who sat under the apple tree, gave his meager property to his children.

A human lamprey, sticking himself always at the thin and meager board of the poor, a vile parasite, but holy!


On this page you'll find 176 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to meager, such as: insufficient, mere, minimum, miserable, paltry, and puny.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.