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Meaning of SCANT in English
  1. less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
  2. supply sparingly and with restricted quantities
  3. work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
  4. limit in quality or quantity
  5. Not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; less than is wanted for the purpose; scanty; meager; not enough; as, a scant allowance of provisions or water; a scant pattern of cloth for a garment.
  6. Sparing; parsimonious; chary.
  7. To limit; to straiten; to treat illiberally; to stint; as, to scant one in provisions; to scant ourselves in the use of necessaries.
  8. To cut short; to make small, narrow, or scanty; to curtail.
  9. To fail, or become less; to scantle; as, the wind scants.
  10. In a scant manner; with difficulty; scarcely; hardly.
  11. Scantness; scarcity.
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SCANT Sentence, Example and Usage

Examples and usage of SCANT in prose and poetry

To better understand the meaning of SCANT, certain examples of its usage are presented.Examples from famous English prose on the use of the word SCANT

  1. "Altogether, my aunt used to treat him with scant ceremony"

    The word/phrase 'scant' was used by 'Marcel Proust' in 'Remembrance of things past v1'.
Usage of "SCANT": Examples from famous English Poetry

  1. "Which if it kindle not, but scant"
    - This term scant was used by Ben Jonson in the Poem An elegy.

  2. "Its mean ambitions, its scant fantasies"
    - This term scant was used by Wilfred Scawen Blunt in the Poem With esther.

Usage of "SCANT" in sentences

  1. "A scant cup of sugar"

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