scant[ skant ]SEE DEFINITION OF scant
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCANT
The sky was now clear, the air frosty, and my rags were but a scant protection to me.
Of Rouquet's activities as an artist in England there are scant particulars.
He appears to have grown fat and scant of breath when he was about thirty-six or seven.
After the first day of the siege there was scant leisure for funeral rites.
The meat was little better than the bread in quality, and quite as scant in quantity.
So our own strange tragedy had, as I have said, scant attention.
The English, especially, had but scant courtesy to expect at their hands.
They have been treated with too scant respect in the histories of American literature.
To her surprise this proposition met with but scant enthusiasm.
They that be husbandmen now haue but a scant lyvinge therby.
mid-14c., from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse skamt, neuter of skammr "short, brief"), from Proto-Germanic *skamma- (cf. Old English scamm "short," Old High German skemmen "to shorten"), perhaps ultimately "hornless," from PIE *kem- (see hind (n.)). Also in Middle English as a noun, "scant supply, scarcity," from Old Norse. As a verb and adverb from mid-15c.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SCANT
- brush aside
- brush off
- have nothing to do with
- keep at arm's length
- keep one's distance
- laugh off
- let go
- live with
- make light of
- not care for
- pass by
- pass over
- pass up
- pay no attention to
- pay no mind
- shrug off
- tune out
- a few
- a lot
- hardly any
- not many
- only a few
- quite a few
- scarcely any
- small number