Synonyms for meager

Synonyms for (adj) meager

Synonyms: scrimpy, meager, meagerly, meagre, stingy

Definition: deficient in amount or quality or extent

Usage: meager resources; meager fare

Similar words: bare, scanty, spare

Definition: lacking in amplitude or quantity

Usage: a bare livelihood; a scanty harvest; a spare diet

Similar words: exiguous

Definition: extremely scanty

Usage: an exiguous budget

Similar words: hand-to-mouth

Definition: providing only bare essentials

Usage: a hand-to-mouth existence

Similar words: hardscrabble

Definition: barely satisfying a lower standard

Usage: the sharecropper's hardscrabble life

Similar words: paltry, miserable, measly

Definition: contemptibly small in amount

Usage: a measly tip; the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief; a paltry wage; almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans

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