Meager

Definition of Meager

Mea´ger
a.1.
1.Destitue of, or having little, flesh; lean.
Meager were his looks;
Sharp misery had worn him to the bones.
- Shak.
2.Destitute of richness, fertility, strength, or the like; defective in quantity, or poor in quality; poor; barren; scanty in ideas; wanting strength of diction or affluence of imagery; as, meager resources; meager fare. Opposite of ample.
Of secular habits and meager religious belief.
- I. Taylor.
His education had been but meager.
- Motley.
3.(Min.) Dry and harsh to the touch, as chalk.
4.less than a desirable amount; - of items distributed from a larger supply.
v. t.1.To make lean.

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