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exiguous

Line breaks: ex¦igu|ous
Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɪɡjʊəs
 
, ɛɡ-/

Definition of exiguous in English:

adjective

formal
Very small in size or amount: my exiguous musical resources
More example sentences
  • My, you gave me an exiguous amount of time to answer that!
  • Given these exiguous resources, Faulkner's political achievements down to the end of 1973 were not inconsiderable.
  • The second one is that the relatively exiguous constraints on some obnoxious weapons are useless when an occupying power decides that it is at war with a population.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin exiguus 'scanty' (from exigere 'weigh exactly') + -ous.

Derivatives

exiguity

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈɡjuːɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • But such inventive embellishments, like the cape on a juvenile murderer, merely stress the exiguity under the panoply.
  • But this spareness is as nothing compared with the artistic exiguity of the proceedings.

Words that rhyme with exiguous

ambiguous, contiguous

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