What is another word for measly?

Pronunciation: [mˈiːzli] (IPA)

Measly is a word that is synonymous with inferior, inadequate, paltry, and trivial. When used to describe a situation, it implies that it is unworthy of consideration or attention. Other synonyms for measly include pathetic, negligible, puny, meager, and pitiful. These words indicate that something is not enough, or that it falls well short of expectations. Alternatively, words like insufficient, scanty, or limited suggest that something is lacking in quantity or quantity. No matter which synonym is used, it is clear that the thing being described is not substantial, significant, or worthy of praise, and falls short of what is expected or deserved.

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What are the opposite words for measly?

Antonyms are opposite words that describe the opposite meaning of a given word. In the case of "measly," its antonyms are words that describe something abundant or plentiful. These antonyms include words like ample, generous, substantial, significant, considerable, and abundant. Instead of measly, one could use these antonyms to describe something that is plentiful, rich, or substantial. For example, instead of saying "he gave me a measly amount of money," one could say "he gave me a significant amount of money," or "he was generous with his money." By using antonyms, language becomes more nuanced and accurate in expressing the intended meaning.

Usage examples for Measly

So git out of this as quick as ye kin, fer the sight of yer measly faces makes me sick.
"If Any Man Sin"
H. A. Cody
To be sure the mine was bonded for a measly fifty thousand dollars, and his stock was tied up under an option; but many things can happen in six months' time and Wiley was only a boy.
"Shadow Mountain"
Dane Coolidge
You know that measly ten-cent circus that was to show here last month got stranded.
"Dixie Hart"
Will N. Harben

Famous quotes with Measly

  • Do theater. Because you'll develop a craft that you'll always have. It'll give you a chance to really learn how to act and you won't go into the world with a few measly tricks that will only carry you so far.
    Mark Ruffalo
  • Reflecting on my experience, I find myself agreeing with the eminent Cambridge philosopher, Dr. C. D. Broad, “that we should do well to consider much more seriously than we have hitherto been inclined to do the type of theory which Bergson put forward in connection with memory and sense perception. The suggestion is that the function of the brain and nervous system and sense organs is in the main eliminative and not productive. Each person is at each moment capable of remembering all that has ever happened to him and of perceiving everything that is happening everywhere in the universe. The function of the brain and nervous system is to protect us from being overwhelmed and confused by this mass of largely useless and irrelevant knowledge, by shutting out most of what we should otherwise perceive or remember at any moment, and leaving only that very small and special selection which is likely to be practically useful.” According to such a theory, each one of us is potentially Mind at Large. But in so far as we are animals, our business is at all costs to survive. To make biological survival possible, Mind at Large has to be funneled through the reducing valve of the brain and nervous system. What comes out at the other end is a measly trickle of the kind of consciousness which will help us to stay alive on the surface of this particular planet. To formulate and express the contents of this reduced awareness, man has invented and endlessly elaborated those symbol-systems and implicit philosophies which we call languages. Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born—the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people's experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things. That which, in the language of religion, is called “this world” is the universe of reduced awareness, expressed, and, as it were, petrified by language. The various “other worlds,” with which human beings erratically make contact are so many elements in the totality of the awareness belonging to Mind at Large. Most people, most of the time, know only what comes through the reducing valve and is consecrated as genuinely real by the local language. Certain persons, however, seem to be born with a kind of by-pass that circumvents the reducing valve. In others temporary by-passes may be acquired either spontaneously, or as the result of deliberate “spiritual exercises,” or through hypnosis, or by means of drugs. Through these permanent or temporary by-passes there flows, not indeed the perception “of everything that is happening everywhere in the universe” (for the by-pass does not abolish the reducing valve, which still excludes the total content of Mind at Large), but something more than, and above all something different from, the carefully selected utilitarian material which our narrowed, individual minds regard as a complete, or at least sufficient, picture of reality.
    Aldous Huxley
  • It took Marvel Comics years to begin to put together any worthwhile superheroines. The first crop was, to a gal, embarrassingly disappointing. They had all the measly powers that fifties and sixties male chauvinism could contrive to bestow on a superwoman.
    Michael Chabon

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