meagreness


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

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  • Meagreness — 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

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

  • meagreness — meagre (US meager) ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking in quantity or quality. 2) lean; thin. DERIVATIVES meagreness noun. ORIGIN Old French maigre, from Latin macer …   English terms dictionary

  • meagreness — noun The state of being meagre …   Wiktionary

  • meagreness — n. 1. Leanness, thinness, spareness. 2. Poorness, barrenness, sterility. 3. Scantiness, barrenness, smallness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • meagreness — See: meagre …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • thinness — n. 1. Slenderness, slimness, meagreness, leanness, gauntness, emaciation, lankness. 2. Meagreness, poorness, slenderness. 3. Tenuity, fineness, slenderness, delicacy, exiguity. 4. Tenuity, rareness. 5. Rarity, rareness, tenuity, subtilty,… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • exiguity — noun the quality of being meager an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes George Eliot • Syn: ↑meagerness, ↑meagreness, ↑leanness, ↑poorness, ↑scantiness, ↑scantness • Derivationally relat …   Useful english dictionary

  • leanness — noun 1. the quality of being meager an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes George Eliot • Syn: ↑meagerness, ↑meagreness, ↑poorness, ↑scantiness, ↑scantness, ↑exiguity • D …   Useful english dictionary