meagerness


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

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

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Meagerness — Mea ger*ness, Meagreness Mea gre*ness, n. The state or quality of being meager; leanness; scantiness; barrenness. Syn: meagreness, poorness, scantiness, scantness, exiguity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meagerness — index austerity, dearth, deficiency, deficit, immateriality, insufficiency, poverty Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • meagerness — (n.) also meagreness, early 15c., from MEAGER (Cf. meager) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • meagerness — noun see meager …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • meagerness — See meagerly. * * * …   Universalium

  • meagerness — noun The state of being meager …   Wiktionary

  • meagerness — (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Lack] Syn. scarcity, aridity, need; see lack 1 , poverty 2 . 2. [Dullness] Syn. flatness, tedium, sameness; see boredom , dullness 1 , monotony 1 , slowness 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • meagerness — mea·ger·ness || miːgÉ™(r)nɪs n. poorness; scantiness; condition of being insufficient (also meagreness) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meagerness — n 1. scarceness, scantiness, scantness, exiguity, shortness; want, lack, need, stint, scarcity, poverty, paucity; poorness, inadequacy, insufficiency; bareness, slightness, skimpiness, scrimpiness; puniness, paltriness, pettiness, piddlingness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • meagerness — mea·ger·ness …   English syllables