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Webster 1913 Edition


Scantily

Scant′i-ly

,
adv.
In a scanty manner; not fully; not plentifully; sparingly; parsimoniously.
His mind was very
scantily
stored with materials.
Macaulay.

Webster 1828 Edition


Scantily

SCANT'ILY

,
adv.
[from scanty.]
1.
Not fully; not plentifully. the troops were scantily supplied with flour.
2.
Sparingly; niggardly; as, to speak scantily of one. [Unusual.]

Definition 2022


scantily

scantily

English

Adverb

scantily (comparative more scantily, superlative most scantily)

  1. In a scanty manner; not fully; not plentifully; sparingly; parsimoniously.
    • 2006 January 17, Melissa Block, “Analysis: British Parliamentarian among reality TV show cast”, in NPR_ATC:
      American interest is provided by former NBA star, Dennis Rodman, and the scantily clad Traci Bingham, formerly of "Baywatch."

References

  • scantily in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • scantily in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913