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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scanty /ˈskænti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scant·y a. [Compar. Scantier superl. Scantiest.]
 1. Lacking amplitude or extent; narrow; small; not abundant.
    His dominions were very narrow and scanty.   --Locke.
    Now scantier limits the proud arch confine.   --Pope.
 2. Somewhat less than is needed; insufficient; scant; as, a scanty supply of words; a scanty supply of bread.
 3. Sparing; niggardly; parsimonious.
    In illustrating a point of difficulty, be not too scanty of words.   --I. Watts.
 Syn: -- Scant; narrow; small; poor; deficient; meager; scarce; chary; sparing; parsimonious; penurious; niggardly; grudging.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a
            scanty harvest"; "a spare diet" [syn: bare(a), spare]
      n : short underpants for women or children (usually used in the
          plural) [syn: pantie, panty, step-in]
      [also: scantiest, scantier]