What is another word for meagre?

Pronunciation: [mˈiːɡə] (IPA)

Meagre is a word that describes something that is small or inadequate in quantity, quality or size. For such cases, synonyms like scant, paltry, scanty and skimpy can be substituted in a sentence to add variety. Slim, lean, meager and sparse are other options that can be used to describe something that is lacking in abundance. Other options include scanty, miserly, modest, insufficient and inadequate. Using a synonym or a combination of them can help elevate your writing, speech or communication, and also help in avoiding repetitive use of a common word like meagre.

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What are the opposite words for meagre?

Meagre is a word that connotes a lack of substance or inadequacy. Some antonyms for this word include abundant, plentiful, ample, copious, and generous. These words suggest a great amount or magnitude of something, whether it be in regards to wealth, resources, or provision. Other antonyms for meagre include substantial, bountiful, satisfactory, and adequate, which connote sufficiency or adequacy in amount or quality. These antonyms serve as a counterweight to the negativity and lack of the word 'meagre', painting a picture of fulfilment and plenty, indicating that something is enough, plentiful, or ample.

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Usage examples for Meagre

The room was so clean and pretty, and the hot meal so good after the meagre fare of the last fortnight.
"Dick Lionheart"
Mary Rowles Jarvis
On this meagre diet they fared in silence, Woburn occasionally glancing at his watch; at length he rose, telling his companion to go and pay her bill while he called a hansom.
"The Greater Inclination"
Edith Wharton
At first meagre success rewarded his labours.
"If Any Man Sin"
H. A. Cody

Famous quotes with Meagre

  • When someone came to ask us for help, it was sacred. We did not even think twice. We helped them, even if we had only meagre means; we offered them arms, a little bit of money, and in occasion, men.
    Ahmed Ben Bella
  • Men may seem detestable as joint stock-companies and nations; knaves, fools, and murderers there may be; men may have mean and meagre faces; but man, in the ideal, is so noble and so sparkling, such a grand and glowing creature, that over any ignominious blemish in him all his fellows should run to throw their costliest robes.
    Herman Melville
  • Soon there will be nothing left except the lying dreams of history, the miserable wreckage of our museums and picture-galleries, and the carefully guarded interiors of our aesthetic drawing-rooms, unreal and foolish, fitting witnesses of the life of corruption that goes on there, so pinched and meagre and cowardly, with its concealment and ignoring, rather than restraint of, natural longings; which does not forbid the greedy indulgence in them if it can but be decently hidden.
    William Morris
  • Theorist, and trifler though I may be called, I again assert as our first and holiest duty, the elevation and enlightenment of the proletariate: I again call on those nobler spirits among us who are working erroneously, it may be, but with incipient or growing sincerity and nobleness of mind, to divert their strenuous effort from the promotion of narrow class interests, from silly squabbles about offices and salaried positions, from a philanthropy laudable in itself and worthy of rational pursuit, but meagre in the range of its benevolence and ineffectual towards promoting the nearest interests of the nation, into that vaster channel through which alone the healing waters may be conducted to the lips of their ailing and tortured country.
    Sri Aurobindo
  • One of the troubles about vanity is that it grows with what it feeds on. The more you are talked about, the more you will wish to be talked about. The condemned murderer who is allowed to see the account of his trial in the press is indignant if he finds a newspaper which has reported it inadequately. And the more he finds about himself in other newspapers, the more indignant he will be with the one whose reports are meagre. Politicians and literary men are in the same case... It is scarcely possible to exaggerate the influence of vanity throughout the range of human life, from the child of three to the potentate at whose frown the world trembles. Mankind have even committed the impiety of attributing similar desires to the Deity, whom they imagine avid for continual praise. But great as is the influence of the motives we have been considering, there is one which outweighs them all. I mean the love of power. Love of power is closely akin to vanity, but it is not by any means the same thing. What vanity needs for its satisfaction is glory, and it is easy to have glory without power. The people who enjoy the greatest glory in the United States are film stars, but they can be put in their place by the Committee for Un-American Activities, which enjoys no glory whatever.
    Bertrand Russell

Related words: meagre harvest, meagre crops, meagre catch, meagre rations

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