Etymology
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scantness (n.)

"scant condition or state, dearth, bare sufficiency," late 14c., from scant (adj.) + -ness. Chaucer uses scantity.

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Definitions of scantness

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