Synonym of meagre

Alternative for meagre

Synonym: meager, meagerly, scrimpy, stingy,

Adjective

Not enough in amount or extent
inadequate insubstantial little paltry scant small spare deficient poor scanty skimpy slender slight sparse insufficient limited modest pathetic puny restricted lean measly negligible short beggarly exiguous miserable miserly pitiful piddling scrimpy stingy meager scarce insignificant minimal trifling slim inconsiderable nominal sparing light inappreciable skimp low trivial derisory tiny inconsequential hand-to-mouth mingy thin piffling marginal petty wanting minute lacking mean in short supply minor poxy shy reduced infinitesimal not enough bare imperceptible minimum pitiable few picayune nugatory rare too little unimportant worthless piddly thin on the ground ungenerous sketchy dinky sorry lamentable minuscule token failing wretched feeble at a premium faint base shabby few and far between niggling weak infrequent contemptible hard to come by incomplete fractional nickel-and-dime too few scattered diminished tight footling sporadic lousy narrow hard to find mere pimping occasional flimsy unsatisfactory no-account ordinary despicable subnormal incidental lowly de minimis Mickey Mouse inferior vague depleted uncommon chicken peanut middling incommensurate barren frugal unsubstantial remote outside sad too small faulty frail shoddy imperfect tenuous off bereft unfinished fragile of no account not worth mentioning of no importance of no consequence like gold dust not to be had useless not to be had for love nor money superficial average diminutive dwindling peripheral subtle basic finite woeful scrimp thinning trashy mild dispersed mediocre barely sufficient dry lesser defective thinly distributed destitute unproductive set ineffectual straggling frivolous basal drained fiddling unfrequent substandard not worth bothering about small-fry seldom seen too little too late next to none seldom met with low in numbers next to no disappointing subsidiary perfunctory unsufficient penurious hollow minuscular of little account pettifogging confined little or no hardly any humble on the small side fragmentary dismal missing symbolic wispy unfruitful infertile economical gentle foolish half-hearted scrubby toytown empty cut unconsiderable ignorable neglectable circumscribed defined definite determinate measured rudimentary patchy short-handed low on short on twopenny-halfpenny deplorable indifferent diffuse laughable lame needed common sleazy unconsequential unqualified wet little bitty bitty smallish parsimonious junk stunted less run-down shoestring insipid just only littlest least smallest slightest partial stinted unusual not making it not hacking it coming up short pants scarcer than hen's teeth very lowest minus unfitted incapable unample incompetent devoid close crummy merest minutest tiniest fewest truncated threatened shortened seldom semioccasional at a low level seldom found rubbishy wanky short of out of in the minority disgraceful dishonourable dishonorable shameful bush-league widely spaced out of the ordinary least possible very little smallest amount of fair no more than unlikely flawed distant impaired moderate median medium unexceptional tolerable irrelevant dubious doubtful immaterial needing scrappy unsound second-rate implausible improbable meaningless acceptable passable satisfactory midsize midsized adequate pointless nondescript nonessential duff unsuitable unworthy secondary far faraway outlying purportless casual extraneous senseless lightweight unassembled unequal underprovided undersupplied injured amiss damaged marred far-fetched intermediate middle second string second fiddle not up to scratch outta gas not make it found wanting not cut out for third string leaving much to be desired of minor importance of little consequence of little importance non-essential of no moment not worth speaking of of little import inessential subordinate small-time undistinguished valueless shallow penny-ante unremarkable unnecessary commonplace minor-league lower silly smaller microscopic two-bit neither here nor there small-bore cheap everyday junior run-of-the-mill fine no great shakes obscure nothing beside the point ancillary impalpable unessential indistinguishable evanescent momentary inconspicuous uninspired undetectable pedestrian trite indiscernible forgettable second-class unimpressive gradual insensible humdrum prosaic bog-standard unmemorable unexciting workaday inaudible shadowy ephemeral futile low-ranking indistinct so-so nothing special unnoticeable second-string invisible ignoble imponderable middle-of-the-road vanilla intangible idle of no great concern unknown tangential unobservable unpretentious nothing to write home about inconsequent bland normal unavailing less important banal supplementary ineffective uninspiring routine standard OK bad half-pie dull lower-level inapposite plain vanilla frothy abject time-wasting not much cop slighter impertinent auxiliary little known uneventful uncelebrated inapplicable anonymous inappropriate subservient usual inglorious irrelative vain unimposing undersized typical unusable run-of-the-mine run-of-mine poorer inutile bogus sterile unprofitable profitless waste counterproductive abandoned null second-fiddle low-grade plain of no value lackluster lacklustre fair-to-middling quibbling amateurish amateur hairsplitting accessory conventional unnoteworthy characterless unacceptable third-string all the same cavilling nit-picking standard-issue garden-variety of no matter bush unsung fussy not very good common or garden not so hot not up to much a dime a dozen little-known unrenowned unfamiliar scratch dispensable invalid caviling plebeian wee potty unconvincing expendable good-for-nothing unfamous unheard-of inane nanoscopic distressing bottom simple puerile drossy forgotten flighty unrelated unhonoured foreign stock superfluous subpar dissatisfactory subjacent unperceivable indefinite decent teensy-weensy dependent small potatoes lower-ranking unheard of contributory of no merit low-born no big deal cut-and-dry cut-and-dried regular not germane not pertinent lower-class uninteresting lemon mainstream junky lower-grade extra boring familiar wack crumby punk not to the point negative low-quality customary suboptimal rubbish no-good second-banana additional wrong sour ill bog standard fair to middling collateral a minor point ten a penny below par garden variety tributary second rate from hunger off the subject twopenny sophisticated ne'er-do-well small-scale picky hair-splitting impractical insulting local barely perceptible finicky niggly lilliputian ridiculous outrageous risible preposterous absurd ludicrous captious casuistic equivocating sophistical tinpot zero zilch zip disregardable peppercorn undemanding wimpy unconsidered runt shrimp jejune vapid loitering idling skin-deep atomic vanishing supplemental unintellectual inconsiderate diddly no biggie big zero two bit entry level of no significance tacky menial by-the-way by-the-by background hardly worth mentioning rinky-dink nether unapparent smalltime unassuming no never mind matter of indifference a matter of indifference makes no difference extrinsic no big thing unobtrusive teeny-weeny featherweight imponderous fatuous flippant unhelpful below the mark lessened illogical purposeless unclear outclassed déclassé demeaning degrading fruitless no use of less importance irrational boilerplate par for the course undistinguishable imperceivable general a notch under unreasonable attendant ignominious servile chaffy lower rung low-level impossible to detect contributing related fewer merciful nowhere jake garden plastic satellite outranked adjuvant sub worse tawdry low-rent hack unestablished of no benefit bootless unfructuous to no avail substract under subject second reserve crude barely visible hard to make out lower in status lower in rank nothing to get excited about middle of the road run of the mill nameless plain-Jane homely unextraordinary unvaried hackneyed generic stereotyped off-the-shelf stereotypical nasty rotten unreasoning two a penny light-headed harebrained light-minded ditzy lightheaded goofy yeasty featherbrained giddy scatterbrained ditsy dizzy birdbrained ropy unsatisfying offensive empty-headed without depth fallacious declined depressed not worth a hill of beans a dead loss entry-level bottom-rung beneath someone under someone's heel not very important back seat below someone not so important merely displeasing needless frilly lacking substance unrecognized nonrational jerry-built below average no good minor league tenth-rate below standard poor-quality not up to par not satisfying not up to snuff not so great unseen moving compassionate afflicted stirring joyless heartbreaking scurvy grievous arousing mournful rueful piteous heartrending vile touching affecting cheerless commiserative tearful suffering sorrowful distressed comfortless gratuitous lighthearted unnoticed unacclaimed noteless unneeded illegitimate not so much beside the question wide of the point nihil ad rem not at issue not to the purpose not significant wide of the mark not important shaky questionable not as great unnoted overlooked unappreciated proletarian unwarranted unfamed unrecognised unglorified unlauded odd unapplauded unhailed unhonored nebulous baseborn underprivileged unacknowledged void unrefined severe unwashed rough nothing more than no more important than no better than no-name meh excessive vulgar lowborn prole out-of-the-way colorless fairish colourless ruthful mundane drab lumpen plebby uncouth unfit sordid hazy unspecific suspect working-class luxury deadwood of poor quality indeterminate unsubstantiated whatever excess baggage uncalled-for neat pocket pocket-size bantam Lilliputian miniature dwarfish half-pint shrimpy pint-size petite trim undersize pint-sized dainty dear mini pocket-sized fun-size toylike adorable cute pygmy unconnected nonvalid nullified annulled null and void cancelled nonbinding inoperative of low birth low-life of low rank inapt dime-a-dozen adorbs compact natty teeny little-bitty rescinded revoked repealed abolished disconnected detached independent unassociated disparate unapt dissociated inapropos separate inappurtenant fun size absent nonexistent untrue powerless canceled unsanctioned unreal imaginary inefficacious teeny weeny off base out of place not connected with out of order not applicable not pertaining to off the topic not connected off the point not related nothing to do with

Adjective

Thin or emaciated
lean thin skinny bony emaciated gaunt scraggy scrawny starved gangling gangly lanky reedy spare spindly stringy underfed attenuated hungry raw-boned skeletal undernourished underweight anorexic cadaverous lank wasted wraithlike thin as a rake slim slender slight svelte rangy sylphlike willowy angular pinched light weedy gracile anorectic boney fatless ultrathin lithe macilent starveling puny waifish stalky sticklike twiggy beanpole fragile scraggly rawboned meager twiglike beanstalk featherweight haggard looking like a bag of bones as thin as a rake stick-like skin-and-bones size-zero like a matchstick as thin as a reed hollow-cheeked spindle-shanked like a skeleton skin and bone narrow gawky fine wiry attenuate wizened malnourished spindling tall shrunken hairline half-starved weak lissom shriveled shrivelled trim slightly built needlelike leggy starving skin and bones paper-thin drawn delicate slim-jim frail small long-limbed like a bag of bones long-legged peaked undersized graceful hollow-eyed fleshless little withered famished awkward stick wan ungainly snake-hipped rattleboned spidery tenuous clean-limbed slinky lightweight atrophied ethereal skeleton wispy skin-and-bone lumbering peaky elongated very thin pint-sized feeble small-boned deprived of food shadow limber dainty diminutive tiny rickety rarefied threadlike consumptive skeletonlike lissome lantern-jawed underdeveloped pygmy uncoordinated inelegant petite Lilliputian undersize dwarfish bantam not heavy shrimpy ungraceful graceless elfin loosely built loosely jointed without an ounce of fat loose-jointed all skin and bones thin as a rail pint-size fun size flexible long gossamer sapped taut sinewy stilted extenuated shrunk off-color pale sickly ill-fed slimline sleek over-thin muscular phthisical agile stark raddled no fat straggling straggly jerky irregular squiggly diminished tapered sharp lithesome aciculate acicular subtle stilt pole airy tapering macerated thin as rail like a rail fit stringbean worn to a shadow loose-limbed not large looking like death warmed up unco bulimic remote faint devastated midget sickly-looking flimsy sickly looking without appetite short ghastly ghostly outside lymphatic etiolated ruined battle-scarred desolate war-torn wrecked sallow meek peewee squat runtish homuncular stunted stubby dwarf shrimp mere a slip of a … dead shadowy improbable unlikely distant corpse-like minute ravaged bag of bones pocket wee dinky smallish toylike subnormal broomstick pocket-size pocket-sized half-pint lightly-built

Adjective

Elementary, simple or merely functional
basic plain simple straightforward unadorned uncomplicated ordinary unpretentious unsophisticated adequate rudimentary spartan undecorated unfussy unornamented meager minimal modest undeveloped unostentatious bare-bones unembellished without frills rough and ready stripped down cut down bare stark austere restrained uncluttered clean severe spare functional Spartan plain vanilla bald unvarnished unelaborate unpatterned sparse workaday muted minimalist utilitarian clinical penny plain no-frills understated naked chaste ascetic no-nonsense everyday homespun homely minimum no frills essential discreet bleak honest practical characterless impersonal unfurnished classic patternless colourless soulless antiseptic raw dry pure colorless bare bones lean standard moderate conservative unadulterated measly stripped-down monastic subdued fundamental hard frugal bog-standard cold barren serviceable useful economy generic reduced unpresumptuous down-to-earth trim utility institutional humble minimalistic elegant graceful hard-wearing simplistic symmetrical streamlined smooth wholesome fresh skeleton natural tasteful exquisite uncomplex inelaborate unrefined acceptable homey unassuming hearty without airs conventional regular shapely definite smallest possible clean-cut well defined homestyle without ornamentation without ornament economical temperate puritanical ultra-plain unaffected low-key toned-down unspectacular artless homemade homecooked harsh unembroidered homebrew crisp chic harmonious scant scanty insufficient skimpy paltry unglamorous au naturel precise cheap inexpensive stylish refined neat aesthetic well-proportioned balanced Augustan fuel-saving fuel-efficient energy-efficient energy-saving classical esthetic strict abstemious abstinent continent rigid exacting solemn refraining straightlaced celibate strait-laced self-sacrificing self-restrained self-denying hair-shirt self-abnegating non-indulgent self-disciplined

Adjective

Not up to the required standard or quality
unacceptable dissatisfactory suboptimal subpar substandard unsatisfactory unseemly deficient inferior deplorable disagreeable disgraceful displeasing distasteful exceptionable impermissible improper inadequate inadmissible inappropriate insupportable intolerable mediocre objectionable obnoxious offensive undesirable unsuitable wanting abject amateurish awful bad dismal dreadful imperfect insufferable insufficient lousy poor reprehensible terrible unimpressive woeful wretched abominable abysmal appalling atrocious contemptible cruddy crummy diabolical dire dodgy dubious execrable faulty hopeless horrible lame lamentable laughable low meager nasty pathetic pitiable pitiful questionable repugnant rotten shoddy sorry stinking unreasonable cheapo condemnable crude crumby damnable defective disappointing disastrous garbage gross grotty horrendous horrid indefensible irremediable loathsome miserable odious off out paltry punk rubbishy sad scurrilous stinky tatty trashy vile wack worthless wrong bush inacceptable reject unappealing uninviting low-grade second-rate below average below standard under par second rate third-rate bush-league not up to scratch not up to snuff not up to standard poor quality below par half-baked less-than-stellar out of order second-class tenth-rate not on not up to par low-quality poor-quality beyond the pale God-awful two-bit of low quality of poor quality won't do from hunger not cricket over the fence not quite the done thing reduced inefficient limited flawed impotent ineffectual little feeble inappreciable lacking insubstantial inconsiderable sparing ineffective restricted shabby piddling subnormal rubbish weak under-strength tragic distressing unfortunate grievous heartbreaking regrettable calamitous shameful heartrending harrowing upsetting unlucky mean distressful egregious sorrowful grave mournful unfavourable dirty tragical unfavorable ignominious melancholy desperate afflictive inexcusable god-awful hurting gut-wrenching sour ill cheap ropy duff junky unjustifiable pants unworthy useless unsound outrageous coarse low-rent frightful schlocky bargain-basement a load of pants unpardonable unforgivable bum poxy direful common schlock unjustified sub-par unwarrantable scandalous base cheapjack blameworthy junk unwarranted not up to much leaving much to be desired bodger cut-rate dime-a-dozen jerry-built not much cop average cheesy indifferent lemon middling ordinary unconscionable uncalled for el cheapo unexceptional pedestrian censurable tawdry dishonourable sleazy gimcrack trumpery the pits excessive dishonorable unprovoked vulgar poorer downmarket inexpiable culpable rude remiss shocking tinny detestable disreputable hack ignoble discreditable good-for-nothing déclassé opprobrious chronic degrading impolite unsatisfying indiscreet without justification unjust unspeakable indelicate gratuitous crass insulting no good not good enough careless immoderate half-pie grubby groundless rough cheap and nasty iniquitous tasteless low-end baseless unfounded incompetent sickening despicable revolting tacky humiliating disgusting untenable without cause not acceptable without reason a bit much senseless preposterous unrefined flimsy damaged very bad uncalled-for grim piss-poor sucky unfair uncouth tactless irregular unnecessary tinhorn beastly undiplomatic no great shakes negligent for the birds unsustainable hateful sick disrespectful poorly harmful pits shaky too much trifling indecorous derogatory discourteous sinful negligible hurtful invalid ill-founded inexpert provocative impudent impertinent affronting insolent inglorious wounding shy trivial minimal illogical horrifying abhorrent amiss scummy scurvy ratty scabby provoking slighting wicked blamable criminal absurd specious implausible a bit thick unpleasant insignificant uncivil vexing unmannerly unbearable irrational repulsive gruesome inept out of line impaired valueless end-of-the-pier indecent unwelcome downer bummer godawful failing fallacious weak sauce bereft scant strictly for the birds minor-league minor league in bad taste small potatoes of a sort not satisfying out of sorts off-colour crook off colour inordinate undue extreme below the belt not done unskilful doubtful unarguable undefendable refutable slovenly uncomfortable incorrect out of turn over-the-top dissatisfying very great unhappy infamous naff commonplace ropey dilapidated puny sneaking iffy needless injudicious broken criticizable unpermissible unallowable not the done thing repellant repellent stupid shady unrespectable louche notorious not cutting it disturbing disconcerting disquieting thin yucky second-best unprincipled monstrous ridiculous foolish off-color overwhelming dolorous shlocky hideous ghastly unsightly sordid godforsaken seedy shlock blah cheapie less than ideal underwhelming cheap-jack immoral heinous second class raunchy icky diddly grody bad news grungy not good erroneous not the best hellish rancid rebarbative disgustful hellacious loathly not quite the thing unbecoming arbitrary run down down at heel anticlimactic found wanting not okay too little a bit off over the top unbefitting unceremonious unfulfilling demeaning undignified unladylike unfitting ungentlemanly bathetic uninteresting leaving a lot to be desired craptacular debasing shaming belittling lowering cheapening mortifying not all it's cracked up to be falling short disillusioning untoward beyond contempt abusive annoying irritating OTT lowbrow exasperating graceless personal galling embarrassing disparaging contemptuous nauseating gaudy ungrounded unmerited errant lowbred bizarre sketchy patchy incomplete erring short absent unfinished missing scarce needing unpolished reproachable scanty omitted empty gone unfulfilled less devoid cooked away needed destitute bankrupt deprived delinquent blameable reprovable burned out in default cut off out of gas not up to expectations too little too late demeritorious guilty unholy at fault

Adjective

Not thorough or detailed
sketchy incomplete cursory inadequate perfunctory scrappy superficial bitty rough skimpy slight vague crude outline unfinished fragmentary imprecise insufficient limited patchy rudimentary fuzzy hasty hurried meager scanty provisional coarse cobbled together defective depthless faulty hazy imperfect introductory preliminary shallow unclear uncritical woolly wooly on the back of an envelope deficient piecemeal incoherent fragmented disjointed disconnected unsystematic lacking partial uneven inconsistent jumbled untidy broken wanting unpolished fractional part confused fitful rambling broad-brush unconnected irregular varying variable thumbnail erratic lacking in detail skeletal scattered fragmental discrete discontinuous half halfway inconclusive in pieces short disorganized undeveloped abridged shortened undone slipshod qualified unexecuted half-pie unaccomplished restricted unwhole expurgated underdone not whole inchoate unconsummated rude not total curtailed not entire immature garbled disorganised patchwork thrown together under construction uncompleted interrupted intermittent spasmodic half-done disrupted not completed disturbed unperformed sectional divided not finished ongoing unassembled truncated unfulfilled unconcluded unperfected in progress half-baked in the making not done moderate part-way awaiting completion half-completed half-finished not concluded partially finished partially complete unsettled sporadic spotty troubled partially haphazard fitfully gradual intermittently disordered disunited half- compartmented dismembered dispersed compartmental parceled apportioned frationary constituent segmented by degrees at intervals muddled aimless by fits and starts little by little step by step stage by stage choppy separated half done dislocated mixed up wandering without unity displaced split loose directionless parcelled far-out jumpy unorganised spaced-out unattached incohesive jerky out-to-lunch irrational out-of-it cool spacey unorganized disorderly

Adjective

Small in size
scrubby tiny small puny wee petite pygmy pocket slight midget dwarfish stunted weeny mini diminutive miniaturised miniaturized peewee scrawny undersized pintsize runty shrimpy smallish underdeveloped pintsized spindly bantam Lilliputian teeny-weeny fun-size pocket-sized teensy-weensy pint-sized meager miniature minute minuscule micro teensy microscopical teeny bitsy bitty minuscular microscopic tiddly titchy eensy small-scale weensy minikin toy toylike dinky pocket-size itsy-bitsy itty-bitty vest-pocket eensy-weensy fun size little bitty imperceptible baby nanoscopic compact bitesize bite-sized little-bitty bite-size portable skimpy little half-pint ickle cramped poky bijou narrow boxy with no room to swing a cat dwarf shrivelled light munchkin dainty cute embryonic shriveled not large peanut wizened not big atomic microminiature nano infinitesimal flyspeck scaled-down knee-high pee-wee nickel-and-dime not worth bothering about yea big negligible undersize fine pint-size insignificant subnormal short very small elfin trifling slim knee-high to a grasshopper inconsiderable stubby fragile marginal reduced minimum feeble slender faint runtish measly frail minimal inappreciable remote nominal weak delicate squat outside homuncular scant sparse dwarfed exiguous low unlikely vague undeveloped improbable distant small-boned off dubious doubtful shrimp poor knee high to a grasshopper paltry modest stocky far-fetched scanty lilliputian insubstantial squatty mite invisible sawn-off neat trim thin skinny babyish invisible to the naked eye flimsy small-fry minor itsy bitsy implausible weedy teeny weeny nanosized unimportant model very little teenty tincy teentsy bonsai indiscernible unnoticeable atrophied underweight smaller button extremely small barely perceptible microbic granular submicroscopic fragmentary runted scrub shot undergrown dumpy molecular piddling piffling pygmaean sprightly fubsy minim youthful efficient handy abridged potted concise condensed dear adorable capsule shallow yea high small fry incy wincy tincy wincy teensy weensy lesser secondary bush-league adorbs minor-league small-time natty pygmyish low-lying not long low-slung not tall sawed-off economic of space underfed weakly knee high to a gnat close to the ground far faraway outlying sickly meek reedy slightly built twiggy lank mere a slip of a … scarce undernourished isolated second rate wispy dicey iffy absurd rare inconceivable fractional questionable diminished unsubstantial niggling zero useless zilch inferior picayune nothing unsound runt infirm two-bit unconsequential worthless not heavy subtle gentle small time insufficient limited snub truncated young immature infant fleeting junior hasty brief short-lived hardly any

Antonym of meagre

meagre Idiom, Proverb

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