exiguity


exiguity
noun
the quality of being meager
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"an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot

Syn: ↑meagerness, ↑meagreness, ↑leanness, ↑poorness, ↑scantiness, ↑scantness
Derivationally related forms:
exiguous, ↑scant (for: ↑scantness), ↑scanty (for: ↑scantiness), ↑poor (for: ↑poorness), ↑lean (for: ↑leanness), ↑meagre (for: ↑meagreness), ↑meager (for: ↑meagerness)
Hypernyms: ↑insufficiency, ↑inadequacy, ↑deficiency
Hyponyms: ↑wateriness, ↑abstemiousness, ↑sparseness, ↑spareness, ↑sparsity, ↑thinness

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  • Exiguity — Ex i*gu i*ty, n. [L. exiguitas, fr. exiguus small: cf. F. exiguit[ e].] Scantiness; smallness; thinness. [R.] Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exiguity — index dearth, insufficiency, paucity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • exiguity — noun (plural ities) Date: circa 1626 the quality or state of being exiguous ; scantiness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exiguity — ex·i·gu·i·ty (ĕk sĭ gyo͞oʹĭ tē) n. The quality or condition of being scanty or meager. * * * …   Universalium

  • exiguity — noun The quality of being meagre or scanty Syn: exiguousness …   Wiktionary

  • exiguity — Synonyms and related words: Lenten fare, airiness, airy texture, attenuation, austerity, chinchiness, chintziness, daintiness, delicacy, diaphanousness, dilutedness, dilution, diminutiveness, ethereality, exiguousness, exility, fewness, fineness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • exiguity — ex·i·gu·i·ty || ‚eksɪ gjuːətɪ n. scantiness, scarcity; minuteness, smallness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exiguity — n. Smallness, slenderness, fineness, exility, attenuation, exiguousness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • exiguity — ex·i·gu·i·ty …   English syllables

  • exiguous — exiguity /ek si gyooh i tee/, exiguousness, n. exiguously, adv. /ig zig yooh euhs, ik sig /, adj. scanty; meager; small; slender: exiguous income. [1645 55; < L exiguus scanty in measure or number, small, equiv. to exig(ere) (see EXIGENT) + uus… …   Universalium