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English adjective: meagerly

1. meagerly deficient in amount or quality or extent

SamplesMeager resources.
Meager fare.

Synonymsmeager, meagre, scrimpy, stingy

Similarbare, exiguous, hand-to-mouth, hardscrabble, measly, miserable, paltry, scanty, spare

See alsodeficient, insufficient, minimal, minimum, scarce

Attributeadequacy, sufficiency


English adverb: meagerly

1. meagerly to a meager degree or in a meager manner

SamplesThese voices are meagerly represented at the conference.
The area is slenderly endowed with natural resources.

Synonymsmeagrely, slenderly, sparingly

Antonymsamply, richly, amply, fully

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