scantiness

[ US /ˈskæntinəs/ ]
NOUN
  1. the quality of being meager
    an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes
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How To Use scantiness In A Sentence

  • Scantiness of modesty is short of knowledge. 
  • Germans abandoned their immense forests to the exercise of hunting, employed in pasturage the most considerable part of their lands, bestowed on the small remainder a rude and careless cultivation, and then accused the scantiness and sterility of a country that refused to maintain the multitude of its inhabitants. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Scantiness of modesty is short of knowledge. 
  • Scantiness of modesty is short of knowledge. 
  • Leafing through the brochures, we find ourselves presented with almost identikit destinations, in which the only competition is the cheapness of the beer, the scantiness of the dress, or the wildness of the night-life.
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