Definition of exiguous in English:


Line breaks: ex¦igu|ous
Pronunciation: /ɪgˈzɪgjʊəs
, ɛg-/


  • Very small in size or amount: my exiguous musical resources
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    • 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.



Pronunciation: /-ˈgjuːɪti/
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  • 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.


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

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