adjective. ['ˈskænt'] less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so.
Words that Rhyme with Scant
Example sentences of the word scant
Pour a scant amount of hot water or stock in the sauce.
Quotes containing the word scant
1. In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression. Dr. Sterling was right about that. I loved it because I thought it was all I had. I thought depression was the part of my character that made me worthwhile. I thought so little of myself, felt that I had such scant offerings to give to the world, that the one thing that justified my existence at all was my agony.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation
verb. ['ˈskænt'] limit in quality or quantity.
verb. ['ˈskænt'] supply sparingly and with restricted quantities.
verb. ['ˈskænt'] work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially.