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Deficient in amount or quality or extent.  Synonyms: meager, meagre, scrimpy, stingy.  "Meager fare"

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"Meagerly" Quotes from Famous Books

... in such hopeless enterprises, the expenses multiplied beyond belief. True, contributions came meagerly from the North, here and there some abolitionist appearing who would do something besides write and preach. In all, more than a half million dollars was spent before the end of the year 1851. Then, swiftly and without warning, there came ...
— The Purchase Price • Emerson Hough

... as she told all the guests, very tired, but she could be depended upon to be efficient. It was she who had engaged Uncle Davy and his fiddle; she who put the cakes and wine and fruit upon the dining-room table, already somewhat meagerly arranged by Helena's reluctant hands; she who bustled about to find card-tables, and ...
— The Awakening of Helena Richie • Margaret Deland

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