Synonyms of measly
meagreDictionary (informal) • The average bathroom measures a measly 3.5 metres.
meagre • a meagre 3% pay rise
miserable • They have so far accepted a miserable 1,100 refugees from the former Yugoslavia.
pathetic • That's the most pathetic excuse I've ever heard.
paltry • He was fined the paltry sum of $50.
mean • Don't be mean with the fabric, or the curtains will end up looking skimpy.
poor • poor wages and terrible working conditions
petty • Rows would start over petty things.
pitiful • Many of them work as farm labourers for pitiful wages.
skimpy • skimpy underwear
puny • the puny resources at our disposal
stingy • Many people may consider this a rather stingy amount.
contemptible • Her husband is a contemptible little man.
scanty • So far, what scanty evidence we have points to two subjects.
miserly • He is miserly with both his time and his money.
niggardly • The niggardly compensation for her frightening ordeal amounted to just £6,500.
mingy (British, informal)
snoep (South Africa, informal)
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contemptibleIf you feel that someone or something is contemptible, you feel strong dislike and disrespect for them.
• Her husband is a contemptible little man. • It was an utterly contemptible thing to do.
meagreIf you describe an amount or quantity of something as meagre, you are critical of it because it is very small or not enough.
• a meagre 3% pay rise
Thesaurus for measly from the Collins English Thesaurus