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4 definitions found
 for exiguous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meager \Mea"ger\, Meagre \Mea"gre\, a. [OE. merge, F. maigre, L.
     macer; akin to D. & G. mager, Icel. magr, and prob. to Gr.
     makro`s long. Cf. Emaciate, Maigre.]
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     1. Destitue of, or having little, flesh; lean.
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              Meager were his looks;
              Sharp misery had worn him to the bones. --Shak.
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     2. Destitute of richness, fertility, strength, or the like;
        defective in quantity, or poor in quality; poor; barren;
        scanty in ideas; wanting strength of diction or affluence
        of imagery; as, meager resources; meager fare. Opposite of
        ample. [WordNet sense 1] [Narrower terms: exiguous]
        [Narrower terms: hardscrabble, marginal] [Narrower
        terms: measly, miserable, paltry] "Meager soil."
        --Dryden.
  
     Syn: meagre, meagerly, scanty.
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                Of secular habits and meager religious belief.
                                                    --I. Taylor.
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                His education had been but meager.  --Motley.
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     3. (Min.) Dry and harsh to the touch, as chalk.
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     4. less than a desirable amount; -- of items distributed from
        a larger supply. [WordNet sense 2]
  
     Syn: scrimpy, skimpy, skimping.
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     Syn: Thin; lean; lank; gaunt; starved; hungry; poor;
          emaciated; scanty; barren.
          [1913 Webster] Meager

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exiguous \Ex*ig"u*ous\, a. [L. exiguus.]
     Scanty; small; slender; diminutive. [R.] "Exiguous
     resources." --Carlyle. -- Ex*ig"uous*ness, n. [R.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  exiguous
      adj 1: extremely scanty; "an exiguous budget"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "exiguous":
     Lenten, Spartan, abstemious, ascetic, austere, cheeseparing,
     chinchy, chintzy, cramped, dinky, dwarfed, dwarfish, frugal,
     half-pint, impoverished, infrequent, jejune, knee-high, lean,
     limited, little, meager, mean, miserly, narrow, niggardly,
     one-horse, paltry, parsimonious, petite, piddling, pindling,
     pint-sized, poky, poor, puny, rare, scant, scanty, scarce,
     scattered, scrawny, scrimp, scrimping, scrimpy, seldom met with,
     seldom seen, short, skimp, skimping, skimpy, slender, slight, slim,
     small, smallish, spare, sparing, sparse, spotty, sprinkled,
     starvation, stingy, stinted, straitened, stunted, subsistence,
     thin, tight, two-by-four, unnourishing, unnutritious, watered,
     watery
  
  

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