Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: scantiness
IPA transcription: [sk'æntinəs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: meagerness, meagreness, leanness, poorness, scantiness, scantness, exiguity
    Meaning: the quality of being meager; "an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot
Usage examples
  • It may perhaps be imagined that, from the scantiness of the resources of the country, the necessity of diverting the established funds in the case supposed would exist, though the national government should possess an unrestrained power of taxation.