Scantness Scant"ness, n. The quality or condition of being scant; narrowness; smallness; insufficiency; scantiness. ``Scantness of outward things.'' --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

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  • scantness — index dearth, insufficiency, paucity, poverty Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • scantness — 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

  • scantness — noun see scant I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scantness — See scantly. * * * …   Universalium

  • scantness — noun The property of being scant …   Wiktionary

  • scantness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition or fact of being deficient: defect, deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency, lack, paucity, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, underage1. See EXCESS …   English dictionary for students

  • scantness — n. scarcity, lack, state of being in short supply …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scantness — n. Narrowness, smallness, scantiness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • scantness — scant·ness …   English syllables

  • scantness — noun the quality of being meager an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes George Eliot • Syn: ↑meagerness, ↑meagreness, ↑leanness, ↑poorness, ↑scantiness, ↑exiguity • Derivationally related …   Useful english dictionary

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