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scanty

noun

1 scanty

Short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural).

synonyms: pantie, panty, step-in.

Dutch: panty



adjective

1 scanty

Lacking in magnitude or quantity:
— A scanty harvest.

synonyms: bare, spare.

Roget 103: few; scant, scanty; thin, rare, scattered, thinly scattered, spotty, few and far between, exiguous; infrequent etc. 137; rari nantes [Lat.]; ... show more

Roget 203: narrow, close; slender, thin, fine; thread-like etc. (filament) 205; finespun, gossamer; paper-thin; taper, ... show more

Roget 32: small, little; diminutive etc. (small in size) 193; minute; fine; inconsiderable, paltry etc. (unimportant) 643; faint ... show more

2 scanty

of clothing Revealing the body:
— Her dress was scanty and revealing.

synonym: skimpy.


Moby thesaurus: Lenten, Spartan, abstemious, angustifoliate, angustirostrate, angustisellate, angustiseptal, arrested, ascetic, at a premium, austere, barely sufficient, callow, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, circumscribed, close, close-fitting, confined ... show more.

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