Scant Definition

Define what is Scant?

1. scant, skimp (verb)

work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially.

    Synonyms: skimp
    Hypernyms

    work verb
    exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity.

    2. scant, short, Light (adjective satellite)

    less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so.

    • a light pound.
    • a scant cup of sugar.
    • regularly gives short weight.
    Synonyms: short, Light
    Antonyms: sufficient [Indirect via insufficient] (adjective)

    of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant.

    • sufficient food.

    3. scant, skimp (verb)

    limit in quality or quantity.

      Synonyms: skimp
      Hypernyms

      restrict verb
      place under restrictions; limit access to.

      4. stint, scant, skimp (verb)

      supply sparingly and with restricted quantities.

      • sting with the allowance.
      Synonyms: stint, skimp
      Hypernyms

      furnish, provide, supply, render verb
      give something useful or necessary to.

      Nearby Terms

      scantily (adverb)
      in a sparse or scanty way

      scantily clad (adjective satellite)
      inadequately clothed

      scantiness (noun)
      the quality of being meager

      scantling (noun)
      an upright in house framing

      scantness (noun)
      the quality of being meager

      scanty (noun)
      short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)

      scape (noun)
      erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip

      scapegoat (noun)
      someone who is punished for the errors of others

      scapegrace (noun)
      a reckless and unprincipled reprobate

      Scaphiopus (noun)
      New World spadefoot toads

      Scaphiopus bombifrons (noun)
      this spadefoot toad lives in plains and hills and river bottoms in areas of low rainfall east of the Rocky Mountains

      Scaphiopus hammondii (noun)
      this spadefoot toad live in California

      Scaphiopus multiplicatus (noun)
      this spadefoot toad lives in the southwestern United States

      scaphocephaly (noun)
      congenital malformation of the skull which is long and narrow; frequently accompanied by mental retardation

      scaphoid (adjective satellite)
      shaped like a boat