adjective see scrimp

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • scrimpy — *meager, scanty, scant, skimpy, exiguous, spare, sparse Analogous words: *thin, slight, slender, slim: niggardly, *stingy, penurious, parsimonious …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • scrimpy — [skrim′pē] adj. scrimpier, scrimpiest 1. skimpy; meager 2. frugal or economical scrimpily adv. scrimpiness n …   English World dictionary

  • scrimpy — scrimpily, adv. scrimpiness, n. /skrim pee/, adj., scrimpier, scrimpiest. 1. scanty; meager; barely adequate. 2. tending to scrimp; frugal; parsimonious. [1850 55; SCRIMP + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • scrimpy — Synonyms and related words: cheeseparing, chinchy, close, deficient, exiguous, failing, inadequate, insufficient, mean, narrow, niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, scrimp, shy, skimp, skimpy, spare, sparse, wanting …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scrimpy — scrimp·y || skrɪpɪ adj. barely sufficient, scanty, meager; economizing, thrifty, frugal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scrimpy — adj scanty, meager, skimpy, scant, shy; lacking, wanting, deficient; shallow, superficial, insubstantial, depthless; sketchy, incomplete, inadequate, beggarly, insufficient; very little, paltry, poor, piddling, Inf. measly, mere; small, narrow,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • scrimpy — scrimp•y [[t]ˈskrɪm pi[/t]] adj. scrimp•i•er, scrimp•i•est meager …   From formal English to slang

  • scrimpy — /ˈskrɪmpi/ (say skrimpee) adjective (scrimpier, scrimpiest) scanty; meagre. –scrimpily, adverb –scrimpiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • scrimpy — adjective deficient in amount or quality or extent meager resources meager fare • Syn: ↑meager, ↑meagre, ↑meagerly, ↑stingy • Ant: ↑ample ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • meager — meager, scanty, scant, skimpy, scrimpy, exiguous, spare, sparse are comparable when they mean so small (as in amount, number, or size) as to fall short of what is normal, necessary, or desirable. Meager stresses thinness: as applied to persons or …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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