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I learned about Chinese ceramics and African sculptures, I aired my scanty knowledge of the French Impressionists, and I prospered.
Bruce Chatwin

Meaning of "scanty" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SCANTY

scanty  [ˈskæntɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCANTY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Scanty is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SCANTY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

The Scanty

The Scanty was a Japanese girls pop-rock band formed in Tokyo on October 2001. They disbanded in October 2003. Futami and Akane formed their own band, Plink?. They performed the two opening themes for the anime series Full Moon o Sagashite, and also made cameo appearances in the show.

Definition of scanty in the English dictionary

The first definition of scanty in the dictionary is limited; barely enough; meagre. Other definition of scanty is insufficient; inadequate. Scanty is also lacking fullness; small.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCANTY


Alicante
ˌælɪˈkæntɪ
ante
ˈæntɪ
anti
ˈæntɪ
Ashanti
əˈʃæntɪ
avanti
æˈvæntɪ
bacchante
bəˈkæntɪ
canty
ˈkæntɪ
chianti
kɪˈæntɪ
Dante
ˈdæntɪ
Durante
dəˈræntɪ
Fanti
ˈfæntɪ
infante
ɪnˈfæntɪ
meranti
mɪˈræntɪ
panty
ˈpæntɪ
pesante
pəˈzæntɪ
shanty
ˈʃæntɪ
spumante
spuːˈmæntɪ
vigilante
ˌvɪdʒɪˈlæntɪ
volante
vɒˈlæntɪ
Ypsilanti
ˌɪpsɪˈlæntɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCANTY

scannable
scanned
scanner
scanning
scanning device
scanning electron microscope
scansion
scansorial
scant
scantier
scantiest
scantily
scantiness
scantity
scantle
scantling
scantlings
scantly
scantness

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCANTY

banty
chanty
curranty
guaranty
implied warranty
janty
peasanty
sea shanty
sergeanty
serjeanty
slanty
sovranty
wanty
warranty

Synonyms and antonyms of scanty in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SCANTY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «scanty» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of scanty

Translation of «scanty» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCANTY

Find out the translation of scanty to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of scanty from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «scanty» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escasa
570 millions of speakers

English

scanty
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अल्प
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هزيلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

скудная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

escassa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অত্যল্প
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

maigre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kurangkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

spärlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

乏しい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

빈약 한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kurang ajar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không đủ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போதாத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अल्प
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yetersiz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scarso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skąpe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

убога
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λιγοστά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

karige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

knapphändig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sparsom
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scanty

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCANTY»

The term «scanty» is regularly used and occupies the 64.347 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCANTY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about scanty

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2 QUOTES WITH «SCANTY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word scanty.
1
Bruce Chatwin
I learned about Chinese ceramics and African sculptures, I aired my scanty knowledge of the French Impressionists, and I prospered.
2
John Strachan
The Legislature of Lower Canada, consisting chiefly of Roman Catholics, could hardly be expected to support a church which they were taught to consider heretical, and in Upper Canada the scanty means at the disposal of the Government, precluded all hope.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCANTY»

Discover the use of scanty in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scanty and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Scanty particulars: the scandalous life and astonishing ...
Presents an intriguing look at the life and times of Dr. James Barry, Britain's foremost military doctor, a man who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of free and enslaved Africans, women, lepers, and the poor but whose career as a ...
Rachel Scott Russell Holmes, James Barry, 2002
2
Germany - Southeast Asia: A scanty overview of the German ...
This comment shall give an insight into the German perception with regard to its own maritime interests in the Southeast Asian area.
Julian Liese, 2011
3
"A Scanty Plot of Ground": Navigating Identity and the ...
The motives informing an Indian author's desire to write English sonnets are complicated by the cultural influences of British imperialism and modern globalization.
Marya Grant, 2008
4
Concordance Repertory of the Materia Medica
D. brown, scanty urine, depositing a whitish, clay-like sediment. Eupat-perf. D. or black urine, with coffee-grounds sediment leaving black spots on vessel (after diphtheria or scarlatina). I .ach. Burning after micturition (Canth., Can-sat.); obliged ...
William Doyle Gentry, 1998
5
The American Dispensatory, Containing the Natural, Chemical, ...
Muriate Biarytei. scanty, olive green. less scanty, orange yellow. Lime Water, scanty, slowly formed, brown. copious, quickly formed, brown. Subcarbonate none, hut strikes reddish brown. none, but renders it turbid, and deep reddish brown.
John Redman Coxe, 1827
6
Medical Botany, Or, Illustrations and Descriptions of the ...
Muriate C anty, olive green. less scanty, orange yellow. of Barytes. Lime water. scanty,slowly formed, brown. copious, quickly formed, brown. Solution of Subcarbonate of Potass. none,but strikes reddish brown. none, but renders it turbid, and ...
John Stephenson, James Morss Churchill, 1831
7
The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal ...
I have not inserted two of the cases dismissed free from complaint, in which the density of the urine is stated to have been as high as 1025, while the quantity was very scanty, because, although the symptoms in one of them at least were ...
‎1832
8
Comparative Wood Anatomy: Systematic, Ecological, and ...
5.2.9 Vasicentric Scanty and Vasicentric Abundant Parenchyma With these types, we begin descriptions of paratracheal types of axial parenchyma. I am using vasicentric scanty and Vasicentric abundant in the sense of Kribs (1937), and ...
Sherwin Carlquist, 2001
9
The Eclectic and General Dispensatory: Comprehending a ...
Bar) tcs. copious, Scanty, floccu- scanty, very _ v ) none, but _. _ t _ I . none, but Russian. greenish lent, pale slowly formed, 3km" ruim'd' strikes a deep "°"“'.'?"' mm“ scan, h ' (my scamy? Ohm strikes a deep _ _ pale olive. reddish brown. formul ...
American physician, 1827
10
The Homoeopathic Treatment of the Diseases of Females and ...
Short and scanty menses, especially after the ineffectual use of Sepia ; toothache which is worie in proportion as the menses flow scantily, colic, leucorrhoea, cramps in the bowels. Pulsatilla. — Delaying and short menses, gastralgifi pains,  ...
G. H. G. Jahr, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCANTY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scanty is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Kharif season sowing hit hard by scanty rain, crisis in agricultural …
The ongoing crisis in agricultural sector, coupled with scanty rainfall, has hampered sowing for the kharif season in Mandya district. Following good ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
2
Scanty pockets of Central and Peninsular India receive good …
Bhopal rain In the last few days the weather systems have built up in such a fashion that good rainfall has largely been confined to central parts of the country, ... «Skymet Weather, Jul 15»
3
Maharashtra to go for cloud seeding amid worries of scanty rainfall
PUNE: Maharashtra, which ranks second in soyabean and cotton production, is giving artificial rainfall another shot in an attempt to save crops, 13 years after a ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
4
Scanty Comic-Con Costumes No Excuse For Sexual Harassment
Leaders of the advocacy group GeeksForCONsent Rochelle Keyhan and Erin Filson dress as Hermione Granger from Harry Potter and Marvel superhero Black ... «KPBS, Jul 15»
5
Sowing suffers owing to scanty rainfall
Sowing during Khariff season in the district has been severely affected due to scanty rainfall across the district. According to the latest figures provided by the ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»
6
Manipur stares at food shortage after scanty rain
IMPHAL: With Manipur facing a drought-like situation owing to scanty rainfall in the past few months, hapless farmers have urged the Okram Ibobi Singh ... «Times of India, Jun 15»
7
Karrueche Tran Shows Chris Brown What He's Missing In Scanty
Karrueche Tran Shows Chris Brown What He's Missing In Scanty Swimsuit [Photos]. karrueche tran bathing suit. The perfect revenge for an unfaithful boyfriend? «The Inquisitr, Jun 15»
8
Scanty rainfall may affect election results in poll-bound Bihar
NEW DELHI: If the met department's forecast of a drought year comes true that could affect the electoral harvest of those in power, be it at the Centre or in the ... «Economic Times, Jun 15»
9
Stocks may fail to withstand impact of scanty rainfall this year
MUMBAI: Historically, there has been limited correlation between stock market performance and monsoon; stocks have rallied on many occasions despite ... «Economic Times, Jun 15»
10
Scanty Rain in State
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With two more days to go for the expected arrival of the southwest monsoon, rainfall in the state was more or less scanty on Tuesday ... «The New Indian Express, Jun 15»

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