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English definition of “scant”

scant

adjective [before noun]     /skænt/
very little and not enough: He pays scant attention to the needs of his children . scant regard for the truth Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things almost : Add a scant half litre (= almost half a litre ) of milk to the mixture and stir well.AlmostMerely and barely
(Definition of scant adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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