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"measly" in British English

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measlyadjective

uk   /ˈmiːz.li/  us   /ˈmiːz.li/ informal
measliness
noun [U] uk   /ˈmiːz.li.nəs/  us   /ˈmiːz.li.nəs/
(Definition of measly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"measly" in American English

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measlyadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmiz·li/
too ​small in ​size or ​amount; not ​generous: We got a measly 2% ​raise last ​year.
(Definition of measly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"measly" in Business English

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measlyadjective

uk   us   /'miːzli/ informal
too ​small in ​size or ​amount: Deposits ​earn a measly 0.6% ​interest.
(Definition of measly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “measly”
in Arabic تافِه…
in Korean 쥐꼬리만한…
in Portuguese miserável…
in Catalan miserable…
in Japanese 取るに足りない, ちっぽけな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 少(或小)得可怜的,微不足道的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 少(或小)得可憐的,微不足道的…
in Italian misero…
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