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meagerness (n.)

also meagreness, "leanness; thinness; scantiness," early 15c., megrenes, from meager + -ness.

updated on December 09, 2018

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Definitions of meagerness from WordNet

meagerness (n.)
the quality of being meager; "an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot;
Synonyms: meagreness / leanness / poorness / scantiness / scantness / exiguity
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