meager definition

  • adjective:
    • Deficient in amount, fullness, or extent; scanty.
    • Deficient in richness, fertility, or vigor; feeble: the meager earth of an eroded plain.
    • Having small flesh; lean.
    • Having little skin; lean; slim.
    • bad, deficient or substandard in quantity, quality or level; paltry; scanty; inadequate; unsatisfying.
    • Destitue of, or having little, flesh; lean.
    • Destitute of richness, virility, energy, and/or like; flawed in amount, or bad in quality; poor; barren; scanty in a few ideas; wanting power of diction or affluence of imagery. Contrary of ample.
    • Dry and harsh to touch, as chalk.
    • less than an appealing amount; -- of products distributed from a more substantial offer.
    • deficient in quantity or high quality or extent
  • verb-transitive:
    • To make lean.
  • others:
    • Lean; thin; having little flesh.
    • Without richness or virility; barren: said of land.
    • Without moisture; dry and harsh: stated of chalk, etc.
    • Without fullness, strength, compound, or price; deficient in amount or high quality; scanty; bad; suggest.
    • Lenten; adjusted to an easy. See maigre.
    • Synonyms Spare, emaciated, lank, gaunt.
    • 2 and Tame, barren, bald, jejune, dull, prosing.
    • To make slim.
  • noun:
    • A sickness.
    • identical to maigre, 2.
    • A spent salmon, or kelt.

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