HyperDic: meagerly

English > 2 senses of the word meagerly:
ADVERBallmeagerly, sparingly, slenderly, meagrelyto a meager degree or in a meager manner
ADJECTIVEallmeagerly, meager, meagre, stingy, scrimpydeficient in amount or quality or extent
English > meagerly: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningDeficient in amount or quality or extent.
Synonymsmeager, meagre, 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
English > meagerly: 2 senses > adverb 1
MeaningTo a meager degree or in a meager manner.
Example"these voices are meagerly represented at the conference"
Synonymssparingly, slenderly, meagrely
Oppositeamply, richlyTo an ample degree or in an ample manner
amply, fullysufficiently
Spanishdeficientemente, económicamente, escasamente, frugalmente, pobremente, sobriamente
Adjectivesmeagerdeficient in amount or quality or extent

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