[ UK /mˈiːɡɐ/ ]
  1. deficient in amount or quality or extent
    meager fare
    meager resources
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How To Use meagre In A Sentence

  • He wasn't a large man, and had never been the sporty type, so there were no golf clubs or baseball bats lying handily around, and the notion of overpowering a hulking burglar with the meagre physical means at his disposal was laughable. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  • Would I have reached university if my parents had needed to divide their meagre resources? Times, Sunday Times
  • I was being jerked around in my seat like a rag doll and in fear I reached for the dash to provide some form of meagre support.
  • In a language that invents descriptive terms with drunken abandon, all food writers suffer from the meagre cupboard of gastronomic terms. Times, Sunday Times
  • The present display provides meagre rations of all three. Times, Sunday Times
  • But this past year has been an especially punishing one for the country, with a drought over the summer leading to an exceptionally meagre yield of wheat, maize, sunflowers, soybeans and sugar-beet - all key crops.
  • The isolated life, if at times adventurous, was always harsh and ultimately meagre of reward; it was essential to work as lumberman, teamster or boatman to help pay one's way. Insightful Economist At Work - The Austrian Economists
  • The farmers, to the fury of conservationists, say that sea eagles have been targeting their lambs and destroying their already meagre income. Times, Sunday Times
  • And far less than the meagre payouts given to families of innocents butchered by merciless thugs like his son. The Sun
  • I don't think that the Inland Revenue would be overly troubled by the meagre income generated by my merchandising boutique.
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