Scantly Scant"ly, adv. 1. In a scant manner; not fully or sufficiently; narrowly; penuriously. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Scarcely; hardly; barely. [1913 Webster]

Scantly they durst their feeble eyes dispread Upon that town. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

We hold a tourney here to-morrow morn, And there is scantly time for half the work. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • scantly — adverb Done in a way that is slightly lacking, that is scant of how much should be provided. He scantly filled the bag, increasing his profits but getting dissatisified customers …   Wiktionary

  • scantly — scant ► ADJECTIVE 1) barely sufficient or adequate. 2) barely amounting to the amount specified. ► VERB chiefly N. Amer. ▪ provide or deal with insufficiently. DERIVATIVES scantly adverb scantness noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • scantly — adverb see scant I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scantly — See scant. * * * …   Universalium

  • scantly — adv. barely, scarcely; scantily, in the manner of being in short supply …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scantly — ad. 1. Penuriously, narrowly, illiberally, sparingly. 2. Scarcely, hardly …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • scantly — scant·ly …   English syllables

  • scantly — adverb Etymology: Middle English, from scant (II) + ly 1. : barely, scarcely 2. : in small or inadequate measure …   Useful english dictionary

  • scant — scantly, adv. scantness, n. /skant/, adj., scanter, scantest, v., adv. adj. 1. barely sufficient in amount or quantity; not abundant; almost inadequate: to do scant justice. 2. limited; meager; not large: a scant amount. 3. barely amounting to as …   Universalium

  • Scarce — Scarce, Scarcely Scarce ly, adv. 1. With difficulty; hardly; scantly; barely; but just. [1913 Webster] With a scarce well lighted flame. Milton. [1913 Webster] The eldest scarcely five year was of age. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Slowly she sails,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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