meagerly

adjective
deficient in amount or quality or extent
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meager resources

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meager fare

Syn: ↑meager, ↑meagre, ↑stingy, ↑scrimpy
Ant: ↑ample (for: ↑meager)
Similar to:
See Also: ↑insufficient, ↑deficient, ↑minimal, ↑minimum, ↑scarce
Derivationally related forms: ↑meagreness (for: ↑meagre), ↑meagerness (for: ↑meager)
Attrubites: ↑sufficiency, ↑adequacy
adverb
to a meager degree or in a meager manner
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these voices are meagerly represented at the conference

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the area is slenderly endowed with natural resources

Syn: ↑sparingly, ↑slenderly, ↑meagrely
Ant: ↑amply
Derived from adjective: ↑slender (for: ↑slenderly), ↑sparing (for: ↑sparingly), ↑meager

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  • meagerly — adj. same as {meager}, 2. Opposite of {ample}. Syn: meager, meagre. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meagerly — Mea ger*ly, Meagrely Mea gre*ly, adv. Poorly; thinly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meagerly — (adv.) also meagrely, 1580s, from MEAGER (Cf. meager) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • meagerly — adverb see meager …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • meagerly — See meager. * * * …   Universalium

  • meagerly — adverb In a meager way; poorly; inadequately …   Wiktionary

  • meagerly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. scantily, skimpily, not much; see inadequately …   English dictionary for students

  • meagerly — mɪːgÉ™(r)lɪ adv. leanly, thinly; poorly; insufficiently, in a manner lacking amount or quantity (also meagrely) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meagerly — mea·ger·ly …   English syllables

  • Meagrely — Meagerly Mea ger*ly, Meagrely Mea gre*ly, adv. Poorly; thinly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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