Meaning of MEAGER in English

— meagerly , adv. — meagerness , n.

/mee"geuhr/ , adj.

1. deficient in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate: a meager salary; meager fare; a meager harvest.

2. having little flesh; lean; thin: a body meager with hunger.

3. maigre.

Also, esp. Brit., meagre .

[ 1300-50; ME megre maigre macer lean ]

Syn. 1. See scanty. 2. gaunt, spare, skinny.

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