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  • adv. In a scanty manner; not fully; not plentifully; sparingly; parsimoniously.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a scanty manner; not fully; not plentifully; sparingly; parsimoniously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a scanty manner; inadequately; insufficiently; slightly; sparingly; niggardly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a sparse or scanty way


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scanty +‎ -ly


  • She told the New York Times, "She's like a Page 3 girl," Neophitou said, referring to the scantily clad voluptuous women featured in the Sun, a London tabloid.

    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

  • Also, the poster is described as scantily clad, not naked - I am guessing that one could take their kids to the beach and see women (live, not pictures) dressed similarly.

    Lowell Sun Forum

  • O'BRIEN: Well, you're the one who said tacky statue, not me, but they're kind of scantily clad.

    CNN Transcript Aug 26, 2005

  • But there were also signs of things to come: recordings of scantily clad ladies, violence, spectacles such as parades, and “unseen” sights, like dancing American Indians, or everyday life captured in “exotic” locales of East Asia, or in Mexico.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Several processions have been staged, featuring extravagant floats with celebrities and scantily dressed bejeweled dancers from several competing samba schools.

    Haiti, Brazil Hold Carnival Celebrations

  • I remember sitting in the dark auditorium, feeling awkward amidst my male colleagues, watching the images of dismembered and scantily clad female body parts advertising liquor and cars and possibly orange juice flash across the screen in dizzying succession.

    Lori Day: The Gender Pendulum: How the Free Market Economy Creates Gender Polarization

  • Not long now: At the Stadium Taranaki in New Plymouth, a scantily clad Maori gentlemen toots on his conch to welcome both teams on to the pitch and they duly file out of the tunnel and line up for the national anthems.

    Rugby World Cup 2011: Wales v Namibia – live!

  • Both teams march out on to the pitch, where they're greeted by the customary scantily clad Maori summoning them with a toot on his conch.

    Rugby World Cup 2011: Ireland v Wales - live! | Barry Glendenning

  • Geena Davis, erstwhile star of the show, Commander in Chief, spoke about her work as an activist in raising the image of women in film from eye candy or cartoon scantily clad stick figures to complex and nuanced people.

    Regina Weinreich: Women, War & Peace: Power Breakfast for PBS Premiere

  • New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said he doesn't condone the actions of on-duty, uniformed officers who were dancing with scantily clad women during the West Indian Day Parade last week, but he also doesn't "want to make too much of it."

    Kelly Puts Officers' Dancing in Context


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