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scant

  

      adj  
1    scarcely sufficient; limited  
he paid her scant attention     
2    prenominal   slightly short of the amount indicated; bare  
a scant ten inches     
3    postpositive; foll by: of   having a short supply (of)  
      vb   tr  
4    to limit in size or quantity  
5    to provide with a limited or inadequate supply of  
6    to treat in a slighting or inadequate manner  
      adv  
7    scarcely; barely  
     (C14: from Old Norse skamt, from skammr/short; related to Old High German scam)  
  scantly      adv  
  scantness      n  
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scant

  
  
bare, barely sufficient, deficient, inadequate, insufficient, limited, little, minimal, sparse  
  
Antonyms     
   abundant, adequate, ample, full, generous, plentiful, satisfactory, sufficient  

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scanty, scan, scat, secant

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