What is another word for scantiest?

Pronunciation: [skˈantɪəst] (IPA)

The word "scantiest" refers to something that is very limited or insufficient. Synonyms for this word include "meager," "paltry," "sparse," "bare," "minimal," "slight," "scant," and "modest." These words describe something that is not enough or just barely enough. For example, a "meager" amount of food would mean that there is not enough to satisfy hunger. "Sparse" would describe a place with very few trees or other vegetation. "Minimal" and "slight" would both describe a small amount or degree of something, while "bare" and "scant" would describe something that has very little substance or detail. Overall, these synonyms for "scantiest" highlight the lack of something, either in quantity or quality.

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Usage examples for Scantiest

He was the eldest son of a professional man, a struggling surgeon in a provincial town, who had recently died, leaving his widow with a family of five and the scantiest of means whereon to maintain, let alone educate, the same.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley"
Bertram Mitford
Each one carried his food in the small saddle-bag of "rattel" skin, food of the scantiest-a strip of biltong, a pound or two of "ash cookies"-and slung from each bent shoulder was the powder-flask and bullet-bag.
"Tales from the Veld"
Ernest Glanville
A dozen men and as many women, in the scantiest costumes, lay on couches along each side of the table.
"Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion"
G. A. Henty

Famous quotes with Scantiest

  • Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials, or none at all.
    Gerald W. Johnson
  • There is but the scantiest justification for most of the outcry against the men of wealth as such; and it ought to be unnecessary to state that any appeal which directly or indirectly leads to suspicion and hatred among ourselves, which tends to limit opportunity, and therefore to shut the door of success against poor men of talent, and, finally, which entails the possibility of lawlessness and violence, is an attack upon the fundamental properties of American citizenship.
    Theodore Roosevelt

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