meager

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USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled “meagre.”
meager(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (scanty)
a. exiguo
How can anybody support a family with such meager wages?¿Cómo puede alguien mantener a una familia con un salario tan exiguo?
The meager lunch looked like a feast because I hadn't eaten breakfast.La comida exigua parecía banquete porqué no había desayunado.
b. escaso
Because our rations were so meager, I let my children eat and I went hungry.Como nuestras raciones eran tan escasas, dejaba comer a mis hijos y yo pasaba hambre.
2. (thin)
a. magro
The meager stray dog walked all over the neighborhood begging for food.El perro magro caminaba por todo el barrio mendigando comida.
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meager
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. exiguo(a), escaso(a)
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