V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. deficient or unsatisfactory in quality, quantity, or size; 2. of bad quality; 3. very thin
Synonyms: scant, sparse, scrawny, shabby, inadequate, insubstantial
Antonyms: ample, adequate, sufficient, copious
Tips: The root of meager is also the source of the word emaciate. Both words are derived from the French word maigre, which means “lean" or "thin.” To say that there is a meager amount of something means "there is not enough of it."
That’s a very good idea, but with our meager resources, I’m not sure that we can make it work. (insubstantial, sparse)
The meager salary I earned at my first real job did not allow for any savings. (scant, inadequate)
His meager existence did not make him unhappy; he liked leading a simple life. (scant, shabby)
The meager amount of food at the cocktail party caused me to leave hungry. (insubstantial, sparse)
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