Skimping
Skimp Skimp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skimped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skimping}.] [Cf. {Skinch}, {Scamp}, v. t.] 1. To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster]

2. To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to scrimp. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster]


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  • skimping — Synonyms and related words: Scotch, canny, careful, chary, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, conserving, cooling, cooling down, cooling off, culpably negligent, curtailment, cutback, derelict, economic, economization, economizing, economy, economy… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • skimping — skɪmp v. save, economize, be frugal; use or provide sparingly adj. barely adequate, scanty, sparing, meager …   English contemporary dictionary

  • skimping — skimpˈing adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑skimp …   Useful english dictionary

  • exiguous — 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Destitue of, or having little, flesh; lean. [1913 Webster] Meager… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hardscrabble marginal — 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Destitue of, or having little, flesh; lean. [1913 Webster] Meager… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Destitue of, or having little, flesh; lean. [1913 Webster] Meager were his …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meagre — 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Destitue of, or having little, flesh; lean. [1913 Webster] Meager… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • measly miserable paltry — 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Destitue of, or having little, flesh; lean. [1913 Webster] Meager… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skimp — Skimp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skimped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skimping}.] [Cf. {Skinch}, {Scamp}, v. t.] 1. To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] 2. To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to scrimp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skimped — Skimp Skimp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skimped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skimping}.] [Cf. {Skinch}, {Scamp}, v. t.] 1. To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] 2. To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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