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meager

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meager(US)adjective
or Britishmeagre/ˈmiːgɚ/
meager(US)
adjective
or British meagre /ˈmiːgɚ/
Learner's definition of MEAGER  
[more meager; most meager]
: very small or too small in amount
: not having enough of something (such as money or food) for comfort or happiness

— meagerly

adverb

— meagerness

noun,[noncount]
meagerscanty,  and sparse mean not having enough of what is normal, necessary, or wanted.
meager suggests a lack of good or necessary things.
scanty stresses that something is not large enough in size or amount.
sparse suggests a small number of things or people that are far apart.
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