Scant – meaning of the word and examples

Barely sufficient in amount or quantity; not abundant; almost inadequate: (Dictionary.com)

Limited; meager; not large: (Dictionary.com)

Barely amounting to as much as indicated: (Dictionary.com)

Excessively frugal. (Merriam – Webster)

Barely or scarcely sufficient. (Merriam – Webster)

Not quite coming up to a stated measure. (Merriam – Webster)

Lacking in amplitude or quantity. (Merriam – Webster)

Having a small or insufficient supply. (Merriam – Webster)

Very little and not enough. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Examples

Making Essential Choices with Scant Information. 

https://books.google.gr/books?id=sSOHDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA3&lpg=PA3&dq=scant&source=bl&ots=rYFSxPbT9O&sig=JJnOoBika4MRv0lJp8EUpmMUpFc&hl=el&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjLxMqt2JffAhVIvxoKHTm1C1Q4ChDoATAJegQIARAB#v=onepage&q=scant&f=false

How to Measure a Scant Cup of Flour.

https://www.leaf.tv/articles/how-to-measure-a-scant-cup-of-flour/

Saudi Arabia: Scant Justice for Pakistanis.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/03/07/saudi-arabia-scant-justice-pakistanis

Scant Arctic ice could mean summer “double whammy”.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-arctic-ice-idUSTRE6135TD20100204

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