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The quality of being meager.  Synonyms: exiguity, leanness, meagreness, poorness, scantiness, scantness.

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"Meagerness" Quotes from Famous Books

... to follow this intention, Jimmy drew forth his first nut. "Bob Flick got back last night," he said, and then, abashed by the meagerness of this bit of information, attempted to enhance its value. "I'd like to know," leaning his elbow on the bar and his chin in his hand, "I'd like to know where he went and what he ...
— The Black Pearl • Mrs. Wilson Woodrow

... resembling those which the Spaniards wear for the sake of cleanliness under their black ones. They are girt with a bit of native linen, so long that after having been knotted it hangs from the waist to the knees; and it serves to make their garb more decent than it would be because of the meagerness and thinness of the breeches. Or if they do not have that, then they use two brazas' length of the same cloth or silk, which at its full width they wind about the body, joined in front with one end crossed below the other. In that manner they cover the breeches entirely, and the clothing is ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55 • Francisco Colin

... the New York State Department of Labor reflect the meagerness of the supply. Here are some dull figures to prove it:—comparing the situation with a year ago, we find in a corresponding month, only one percent more employees this year, with a wage advance of seventeen percent. ...
— Mobilizing Woman-Power • Harriot Stanton Blatch

... display more mind in denying its existence;" and the Count added, alluding to the doctor's meagerness ...
— Stories of Modern French Novels • Julian Hawthorne

... Florence—have been preserved; and, though far from complete, are so much more numerous than the manuscript notes, that we are justified in asserting that in value and interest they amply compensate for the meagerness of the written suggestions. ...
— The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete • Leonardo Da Vinci

Words linked to "Meagerness" :   abstemiousness, thinness, spareness, meagreness, deficiency, sparseness, inadequacy, meager, sparsity, insufficiency, wateriness

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