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English definition of “measly”

measly

adjective uk   /ˈmiːz.li/ informal us  
too small in size or amount, or not enough: a measly amount of money a measly little presentSmall in number and quantityScarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
measliness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Mean with money
(Definition of measly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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