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Webster 1913 Edition


Scantly

Scant′ly

,
adv.
1.
In a scant manner; not fully or sufficiently; narrowly; penuriously.
Dryden.
2.
Scarcely; hardly; barely.
Scantly
they durst their feeble eyes dispread
Upon that town.
Fairfax.
We hold a tourney here to-morrow morn,
And there is
scantly
time for half the work.
Tennyson.

Webster 1828 Edition


Scantly

SCANT'LY

, adv.
1.
Scarcely; hardly. Obs.
2.
Not fully or sufficiently; narrowly; penuriously; without amplitude.

Definition 2022


scantly

scantly

English

Adverb

scantly (comparative more scantly, superlative most scantly)

  1. In a way that is slightly lacking, that is scant of how much should be provided.
    He scantly filled the bag, increasing his profits but getting dissatisified customers.
  2. Barely; hardly.
    • Tennyson
      We hold a tourney here to-morrow morn, / And there is scantly time for half the work.