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English definition of “scantily”


adverb     /ˈskæn.tɪ.li/ US  /-t̬ɪ-/
scantily clad, dressed, etc. wearing very little clothing: scantily clad dancersScarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking thingsThe style, appearance, and make-up of clothes
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