Meagre – meaning of the word and examples

(of amounts or numbers) very small or not enough. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Lacking in quantity or quality. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Deficient in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate. (Dictionary.com)

Having little flesh; lean; thin: (Dictionary.com)

Lacking desirable qualities (such as richness or strength). (Merriam – Webster)

Deficient in quality or quantity. (Merriam – Webster)

If you describe an amount or quantity of something as meagre, you are critical of it because it is very small or not enough. (Collins Dictionary)

Examples

Polio eradication, routine immunisation and severe cuts to our meagre aid budget.

http://www.devpolicy.org/polio-eradication-routine-immunisation-and-severe-cuts-to-our-meagre-aid-budget-20151009/

Meagre turnout in local polls as voters didn’t want to be identified, says Jammu and Kashmir governor.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/meagre-turnout-in-local-polls-as-voters-didnt-want-to-be-identified-says-jammu-and-kashmir-governor/articleshow/66189904.cms

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