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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scanty  \Scant"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Scantier};  superl.  {Scantiest}.] 
  [From  {Scant},  a.] 
  1.  Wanting  amplitude  or  extent;  narrow;  small  not  abundant. 
  His  dominions  were  very  narrow  and  scanty.  --Locke. 
  Now  scantier  limits  the  proud  arch  confine.  --Pope. 
  2.  Somewhat  less  than  is  needed;  insufficient;  scant;  as  a 
  scanty  supply  of  words  a  scanty  supply  of  bread. 
  3.  Sparing;  niggardly;  parsimonious. 
  In  illustrating  a  point  of  difficulty,  be  not  too 
  scanty  of  words  --I.  Watts. 
  Syn:  Scant;  narrow;  small  poor;  deficient;  meager;  scarce; 
  chary;  sparing;  parsimonious;  penurious;  niggardly; 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  lacking  in  amplitude  or  quantity;  "a  bare  livelihood";  "a 
  scanty  harvest";  "a  spare  diet"  [syn:  {bare(a)},  {spare}] 
  n  :  short  underpants  for  women  or  children  (usually  used  in  the 
  plural)  [syn:  {pantie},  {panty},  {step-in}] 

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