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Meaning & Definition of Scant in English

English

Scant

/skænt/

verb

1. Work hastily or carelessly

  • Deal with inadequately and superficially
    synonym:
  • skimp
  • ,
  • scant

2. Limit in quality or quantity

    synonym:
  • scant
  • ,
  • skimp

3. Supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

  • "Sting with the allowance"
    synonym:
  • stint
  • ,
  • skimp
  • ,
  • scant

adjective

1. Less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

  • "A light pound"
  • "A scant cup of sugar"
  • "Regularly gives short weight"
    synonym:
  • light
  • ,
  • scant(p)
  • ,
  • short