Definition of 'meagre'
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The worst affected households will lose 5,300 next year alone, from an income that is already meagre. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were a considerable drain on my meagre resources. FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003)He pays a meagre amount of board though he earns a good salary. The Sun (2010)The present display provides meagre rations of all three. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This was underlined by the meagre recovery in returns on capital in manufacturing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Riders fought for the meagre rations inside the small café. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is a meagre return when set against what it loses. Times, Sunday Times (2015)More energetic sports could prove hazardous for prisoners on meagre rations. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Old age came to our grandfathers quite suddenly at the end of active working lives on meagre rations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Across the allied position small parties of men began to make fires on which to cook their meagre ration. Man of Honour (2007)Our resources were too meagre, the demand too great. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)The hours are long, the pay meagre. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Six goals is a meagre return from 40 caps. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Profits of 177 million are a meagre return on its sales and the slowing economy will hit it hard. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Would I have reached university if my parents had needed to divide their meagre resources? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Otherwise, the only flaw is the lack of illustrations: ten seems a little meagre in a book such as this. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)He remained there for the remaining 23 years of his life, refusing to handle money and surviving on the most meagre diet. COLLINS DICTIONARY OF SAINTS (2004)The farmers, to the fury of conservationists, say that sea eagles have been targeting their lambs and destroying their already meagre income. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: meagre ADJECTIVE
If you describe an amount or quantity of something as meagre, you are critical of it because it is very small or not enough.
The bank's staff were already angered by a meagre 3.1% pay rise.
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