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"measly" in British English

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measlyadjective

uk   /ˈmiːz.li/ us   /ˈmiːz.li/ informal
(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   /'miːzli/ us   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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“measly” in British English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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