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scanty - Dictionary definition and meaning for word scanty

(noun) short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)
Synonyms : pantie , panty , step-in

(adj) lacking in amplitude or quantity
Synonyms : bare , spare
Example Sentence
  • a bare livelihood
  • a scanty harvest
  • a spare diet

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scanty

S-CAN'T-Y = CAN'T be Sufficient
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by captain.vyom

SCANTY <> CANDY. Only one CANDY is usually SCANTY for a boy or girl.
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by cpinedo

Scanty=Panty, guys do u need something else to remember it?
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by pankajgoyal

sounds like scarcity.
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by cp.jethani

opposite of plenty hence scarcity..cheers..
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by satishvudaru

Scan + Tea: Examine thorougly that who is provided with more tea to drink. "I have been served scanty Tea as per my need"
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by albelaguy

SCANTY and PETTY are rhyming words with the same meaning. Both words refer to something scarce or very little.
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by pushpa_edit

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