meagerly

Definitions of meagerly
  1. adjective
    deficient in amount or quality or extent
    synonyms: meager, meagre, scrimpy, stingy
    scarce
    deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
    bare, scanty, spare
    lacking in amplitude or quantity
    exiguous
    extremely scanty
    hand-to-mouth
    providing only bare essentials
    hardscrabble
    barely satisfying a lower standard
    measly, miserable, paltry
    contemptibly small in amount
    minimal, minimum
    the least possible
    deficient, insufficient
    of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement
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    Antonyms:
    ample
    more than enough in size or scope or capacity
    abundant
    present in great quantity
    full, good
    having the normally expected amount
    generous
    more than adequate
    full, wide, wide-cut
    having ample fabric
    sufficient
    of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant
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  2. adverb
    to a meager degree or in a meager manner
    “these voices are meagerly represented at the conference”
    synonyms: meagrely, slenderly, sparingly
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    Antonyms:
    amply, fully
    sufficiently; more than adequately
    amply, richly
    to an ample degree or in an ample manner
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