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  • adj.inadequate
  • adj.inadequate

synonyms for scantier

  • bare
  • barely sufficient
  • close
  • deficient
  • exiguous
  • failing
  • insufficient
  • limited
  • little
  • meager
  • minimal
  • narrow
  • poor
  • rare
  • restricted
  • scrimpy
  • short
  • shy
  • skimpy
  • slender
  • spare
  • sparing
  • sparse
  • stingy
  • thin
  • tight
  • wanting
  • scant
  • insufficient
  • meager
  • sparse
  • skimpy
  • poor
  • limited
  • little
  • short
  • shy
  • failing
  • spare
  • close
  • narrow
  • bare
  • deficient
  • exiguous
  • minimal
  • rare
  • restricted
  • slender
  • sparing
  • stingy
  • thin
  • tight
  • wanting
  • barely sufficient
  • scrimpy

antonyms for scantier

MOST RELEVANT
  • abundant
  • adequate
  • ample
  • covering
  • plentiful
  • substantial
  • sufficient
  • generous
  • thick
  • open
  • great
  • strong
  • full
  • plentiful
  • ample
  • abundant
  • unreserved
  • large
  • OK
  • unrestricted
  • sufficient
  • enough
  • adequate
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How to use scantier in a sentence

The cheeks were thinner, the weak hair seemed scantier, the truthful grey eyes had acquired an habitual expression of pain.
THE SHADOW OF ASHLYDYATMRS. HENRY WOOD
The scanty meals were even scantier than before, and her shabby mourning was getting shabbier and duller.
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 451VARIOUS
It was ascertained that the supply of arms and ammunition was scanty and imperfect, and the supply of food still scantier.
THE FELON'S TRACKMICHAEL DOHENY
Here they are scantier, and gotten with great difficulty; there much larger, and with greater ease.
QUIET TALKS WITH WORLD WINNERSS. D. GORDON
Thank heaven they will receive scantier mercy at his hands than they received at the king's.
WULF THE SAXONG. A. HENTY
As they advanced, the groups of trees and shrubs grew scantier, and at length almost wholly disappeared.
HAIR-BREADTH ESCAPESH.C. ADAMS
Such are the scanty records, and scantier relics, of a very long life.
ANDREW LANG'S INTRODUCTION TO THE COMPLEAT ANGLERANDREW LANG
He was not sure even whether his own sisters did not treat him with scantier reverence than of yore.
THE EUSTACE DIAMONDSANTHONY TROLLOPE
It is a curious river—full of currents and shifting sand—the water getting scantier as you descend.
THE SHIP DWELLERSALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
Similar to the European development, but with scantier traces of the presence of man.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 6VARIOUS
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