Definition for SCANT'I-NESS


  1. Narrowness; want of space or compass; as, the scantiness of our heroic verse. – Dryden.
  2. Want of amplitude, greatness or abundance; limited extent. Alexander was much troubled at the scantiness of nature itself. – South.
  3. Want of fullness; want of sufficiency; as, the scantiness of supplies.

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