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meagre

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Etymology 1

From French maigre

Noun

Singular
meagre

Plural
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  1. A kind of fish.

Etymology 2

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

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Adjective

meagre (comparative meagr, superlative er)

Positive
meagre

Comparative
meagr

Superlative
er

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