- 1(Of something provided or available) lacking in quantity or quality: they were forced to supplement their meager earningsMore example sentences
- All the same he would queue up with the other drones for hours to receive his meagre earnings.
- He had laid off some heavy bets recently and his meagre earnings as a postman would not cover them.
- Through the solid floor of the abode, the chill of winter seeped in, fettered little by the meagre warmth provided by the fire.
- 1.1(Of a person or animal) lean; thin.More example sentences
- The gutters were choked with inedible refuse: sticks, feathers, rags, skeletons of animals that had been boiled for their meager flesh.
- We had no idea who she was, and only her meager profile gave proof that she was in fact female beneath the armor.
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- But elsewhere, it wasn't taken seriously and anti-virus programs were used meagrely in the eastern part of the globe.
- It was meagerly furnished, but comfortable and cozy.
- He lives very meagerly and asks no buddy for help, they don't care.
Middle English (in the sense 'lean'): from Old French maigre, from Latin macer.