There are 2 definitions of meagre in English:

meagre1

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Pronunciation: /ˈmiːɡə
 
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(US meager)

adjective

1(Of something provided or available) lacking in quantity or quality: they were forced to supplement their meagre earnings
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  • 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.
Synonyms
inadequate, scanty, scant, paltry, limited, restricted, modest, insufficient, sparse, spare, deficient, negligible, insubstantial, skimpy, short, little, lean, small, slight, slender, poor, miserable, pitiful, puny, miserly, niggardly, beggarly
informal measly, stingy, pathetic, piddling
rare exiguous
1.1(Of a person, animal, or part of the body) lean; thin: a tall, meagre, but erect man
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  • She had a slim and meager body, her neck was long, and her cheekbones were easily distinguished.
  • She seemed so meagre and weak, like her body had lost that glow.
Synonyms

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'lean'): from Old French maigre, from Latin macer.

Derivatives

meagrely

adverb
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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.

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There are 2 definitions of meagre in English:

meagre2

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Pronunciation: /ˈmiːɡə
 
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noun

British
Another term for kabeljou.

Origin

mid 16th century: from French, noun use of maigre 'lean, thin'.

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