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1. meagre

adjective. deficient in amount or quality or extent.

Synonyms

  • miserable
  • exiguous
  • stingy
  • meager
  • spare
  • hardscrabble
  • minimal
  • minimum
  • hand-to-mouth
  • adequacy
  • measly
  • scarce
  • paltry
  • meagerly
  • insufficient
  • bare
  • scrimpy
  • sufficiency
  • scanty

Antonyms

  • sufficient
  • inadequacy
  • maximum
  • insufficiency
  • abundant
  • ample

Etymology

  • maigre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • megre (Anglo-Norman)

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Example sentences of the word meagre


1. Verb, past participle
Despite his best efforts, however, his fighting skills are meagre at best but, thanks to the help of his cat Spot, he becomes an unlikely crime-fighting success.

2. Adjective
Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant chain made a meagre 1 percent profit in 2008 as the recession hit, causing him to close outlets.

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