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Adjective: meager (meagerer,meagerest)  mee-gur
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: meagre)
  1. Deficient in amount, quality or extent
    "meager resources"; "meager fare";
    - meagre [Brit, Cdn], meagerly [N. Amer], stingy, scrimpy, meagrely [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Lacking excess flesh
    - thin, lean, meagre [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: meagerest

See also: adequacy, anorectic, anorexic, bare, body weight, boney, bony, cadaverous, deep-eyed, deficient, ectomorphic, emaciated, exiguous, gangling, gangly, gaunt, haggard, hand-to-mouth, hardscrabble, hollow-eyed, insufficient, lank, lanky, measly, minimal, minimum, miserable, paltry, pinched, rawboned, reedlike, reedy, scanty, scarce, scarecrowish, scraggy, scrawny, shriveled [US], shrivelled [Brit, Cdn], shrunken, skeletal, skinny, slender, slender-waisted, slight, slim, slim-waisted, spare, spindle-legged, spindle-shanked, spindly, stringy, sufficiency, sunken-eyed, svelte, thin, trim, twiggy, twiglike, underweight, wasp-waisted, wasted, weedy, wiry, wisplike, wispy, withered, wizen, wizened

Antonym: ample

Encyclopedia: Meager