Meaning of MEAGER in English



Synonyms: lean , angular, bony, gaunt, lank, lanky, rawboned, scraggy, scrawny, skinny


being smaller than what is normal, necessary, or desirable

the remains of dinner provided only a meager meal that evening

Synonyms: exiguous, poor, scant, scanty, scrimp, scrimpy, skimp, skimpy, spare, sparse; compare short 3

Related Word: deficient, inadequate, insufficient; inappreciable, inconsiderable, slight; bare, mere, minimum; miserable, shabby

Contrasted words: adequate, enough, sufficient; appreciable, considerable; copious, plentiful

Antonyms: ample

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