'scant·i·ness || 'skæntɪnɪs n. lack, state of being in short supply, scarcity

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  • Scantiness — Scant i*ness, n. Quality or condition of being scanty. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scantiness — index austerity, dearth, deficit, delinquency (shortage), insignificance, insufficiency, need (d …   Law dictionary

  • scantiness — noun see scanty …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scantiness — See scantily. * * * …   Universalium

  • scantiness — noun a) The quality of being scanty. b) The result or product of being scanty …   Wiktionary

  • scantiness — Synonyms and related words: Lenten fare, austerity, chinchiness, chintziness, daintiness, dearth, defalcation, deficiency, deficit, delicacy, diminutiveness, exiguity, exiguousness, fewness, inadequacy, inconsequentiality, inconsiderableness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scantiness — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. rareness, insufficiency, shortage, short supply, meagerness, inadequacy, dearth, paucity, need, poverty, sparsity. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition or fact of being deficient: defect, deficiency,… …   English dictionary for students

  • scantiness — n. Insufficiency, meagreness, narrowness, deficiency, short supply, short measure …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • scantiness — scant·i·ness …   English syllables

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

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