HyperDic: meager

English > 1 sense of the word meager:
ADJECTIVEallmeager, meagre, meagerly, stingy, scrimpydeficient in amount or quality or extent
meager > pronunciation
Soundsmiy'ger
Rhymesagar ... younger: 63 rhymes with ger...
English > meager: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningDeficient in amount or quality or extent.
Examples
  • "meager resources"
  • "meager fare"
Synonymsmeagre, meagerly, stingy, scrimpy
Attribute ofsufficiency, adequacyThe quality of being sufficient for the end in view
Narrowerbare, scanty, sparelacking in amplitude or quantity
exiguousExtremely scanty
hand-to-mouthProviding only bare essentials
hardscrabbleBarely satisfying a lower standard
measly, miserable, paltrycontemptibly small in amount
See alsoinsufficient, deficientOf a quantity not able to fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement
minimal, minimumThe least possible
scarceDeficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
OppositeampleMore than enough in size or scope or capacity
Spanishdeficiente, escaso, exiguo, pobre, raquítico
Catalanescàs, exigu, raquític
Nounsmeagernessthe quality of being meager
Adverbsmeagerlyto a meager degree or in a meager manner

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