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Alternative spellings

  • meagre (Commonwealth English)

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman megre, Old and modern French maigre, from Latin macer

Pronunciation

Adjective

meager (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
meager

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. Having little flesh; lean; thin.
  2. Deficient or inferior in amount, quality or extent; paltry; scanty; inadequate; unsatisfying.
    A meager piece of cake in one bite.

Synonyms

  • WikiSaurus.png Wikisaurus has an article on “poor” in the sense of “impoverished”.

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West Frisian

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meager

  1. meager

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