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scanty

Saltos de línea: scanty
Pronunciación: /ˈskanti
 
/

Definición de scanty en inglés:

adjetivo (scantier, scantiest)

1Small or insufficient in quantity or amount: they paid whatever they could out of their scanty wages to their families
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Estimates of children with ADHD range from one to 20 percent, partly due to scanty evidence provided by inadequate surveys.
  • Any woman now seems to be able to make such a complaint and to be believed, with incredibly scanty evidence.
  • The 152 deaths on which they would be trying to contact the families of those involved were ones in which there was scanty evidence, in most cases nothing beyond a copy of the register of deaths.
Sinónimos
meagre, scant, minimal, limited, modest, restricted, sparse;
tiny, small, paltry, negligible, insufficient, inadequate, deficient, sketchy, too small/little/few, not enough, poor;
thin, thinning;
informal measly, piddling, mingy, pathetic
rare exiguous
1.1(Of clothing) revealing; skimpy: the women looked cold in their scanty bodices
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He stands there, a pretty, slightly vacuous woman dressed in rather scanty clothing standing next to him.
  • Suzie, a pretty, slightly vacuous woman dressed in rather scanty clothing, stands there.
  • Teenage boys are more likely to be attracted by her scanty clothing and big guns.
Sinónimos

plural sustantivo

(scanties) informal Volver al principio  
Women’s skimpy knickers or pants.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • A few years ago one great British institution moved from selling sensible big pants to scanties.
  • He looked at her skimpy scanties and said, ‘I can't get into these.’
  • Unbuckling the large silver dolphin clasp on her black leather belt and rolling down well-cut designer trousers, she reveals cream lace scanties and a flat, perfectly tanned stomach, toasted pale gold.

Origen

late 16th century: from scant + -y1.

Derivados

scantily

1
adverbio
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Three things seem constant in their artwork: a scantily clad woman, a muscular barbarian with a sword, and an exotic landscape.
  • It's primarily a business hotel, so it's likely that the only people who ever come here this scantily clad are hired by the hour.
  • Two scantily clad woman welcome me with credulous smiles.

scantiness

2
sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The scantiness of Huntington's references to Palestine provides an oddity for an analysis that focuses on conflicts among civilizations.
  • Anyone who is serious about writing, reading, or teaching the short story will want to own this book, but I was disappointed by the scantiness of critical material.
  • The scantiness of dress is, in this case, a marker of what the man had left behind.

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