scantily
adverb see scanty

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Scantily — Scant i*ly, adv. In a scanty manner; not fully; not plentifully; sparingly; parsimoniously. [1913 Webster] His mind was very scantily stored with materials. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scantily — (adv.) 1774; see SCANTY (Cf. scanty) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • scantily — scant|i|ly [ skæntıli ] adverb in a way that is not enough: Women are still scantily represented in the party. scantily clad/dressed wearing clothes that do not cover much of your body: scantily clad dancers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scantily — UK [ˈskæntɪlɪ] / US adverb in a way that is not enough Women are still scantily represented in the party. • scantily clad/dressed wearing clothes that do not cover much of your body scantily clad dancers …   English dictionary

  • scantily — adv. Scantily is used with these adjectives: ↑clad, ↑clothed Scantily is used with these verbs: ↑dress …   Collocations dictionary

  • scantily — [ˈskæntɪli] adv scantily clad/dressed wearing clothes that do not cover much of your body[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • scantily — scanty ► ADJECTIVE (scantier, scantiest) ▪ small or insufficient in quantity or amount. DERIVATIVES scantily adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • scantily — See scanty. * * * …   Universalium

  • scantily — adverb In a scanty manner; not fully; not plentifully; sparingly; parsimoniously …   Wiktionary

  • scantily — adv. deficiently, with a lack; barely, hardly; frugally, in an economical manner …   English contemporary dictionary

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