adjective, scanter, scantest.
barely sufficient in amount or quantity; not abundant; almost inadequate:
to do scant justice.
limited; meager; not large:
a scant amount.
barely amounting to as much as indicated:
a scant two hours; a scant cupful.
having an inadequate or limited supply (usually followed by of):
scant of breath.
verb (used with object)
to make scant; diminish.
to stint the supply of; withhold.
to treat slightly or inadequately.
Scot. and North England Dialect. scarcely; barely; hardly.
scarcely sufficient; limited: he paid her scant attention
(prenominal) slightly short of the amount indicated; bare: a scant ten inches
(postpositive) foll by of. having a short supply (of)
to limit in size or quantity
to provide with a limited or inadequate supply of
to treat in a slighting or inadequate manner
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