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  • adj.inadequate
  • adj.inadequate

synonyms for scantiest

  • 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
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antonyms for scantiest

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 scantiest in a sentence

With the scantiest possible provision they had to face a journey of upwards of a thousand miles to Kuruman, but they set forward.
ROBERT MOFFATDAVID J. DEANE
Broad flat rocks lay baking in the sunshine, and only the scantiest grass struggled up between their edges.
HYACINTHGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
Forgive me, dear friend, if I write in the scantiest manner, unworthily responding to letters which have touched me profoundly.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. III (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
This was followed by numerous after-shocks—how numerous it is impossible to say, for the records are of the scantiest description.
A STUDY OF RECENT EARTHQUAKESCHARLES DAVISON
Instead of the forethought she once bestowed upon the body, it receives at her hands now but the scantiest attention.
THE SOUL OF THE FAR EASTPERCIVAL LOWELL
No doubt they were badly fed, and their clothing would be of the scantiest.
ULSTER FOLKLOREELIZABETH ANDREWS
The scantiest vegetation can scarcely draw nutriment from the ungenial soil, and animals shun the dreary and shelterless wilds.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
We relished it hugely, for we had been altogether without dinner, and our breakfast was of the scantiest character.
CAPTURING A LOCOMOTIVEWILLIAM PITTENGER
To answer them in the fullest light instead of the scantiest is, as I understand, the purpose of what Mr. Iles calls "evaluation."
PAPERS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTY-THIRD GENERAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONVARIOUS
Not a breath of wind was stirring and as we were only under the scantiest sail our progress was hardly discernible.
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