Definition of 'scant'
Example sentences containing 'scant'
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The young pretenders have scant regard for reputations. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So far he has shown scant interest in tackling them. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The scant supply of mortgages will make many people minded to stay put. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is also scant evidence that it will get mothers back to work. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is scant chance of putting it back. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There is scant economic justification for these measures. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That will be scant consolation to the trapped men. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It pays scant respect to human dignity because it denies human freedom. Christianity Today (2000)The evidence was either scant or false. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And there is scant chance of that. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Oscar gained scant consolation in the dying seconds. The Sun (2014)We are also concerned that scant attention is being paid to the cost of running the services promised. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was hard to blame fans for keeping away when the clubs showed scant regard for the competition. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was a bold idea at a time when the genre was afforded scant respect by the literary establishment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When we see how they are not being transparent with their members it shows very scant regard for the founding philosophy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The 1 per cent dividend yield gives scant reward. Times, Sunday Times (2006)While she is haunted by her dead daughter, she pays scant attention to her live one. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)A losing bonus point was scant reward for their panache in the opening period. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But with the dollar on the floor and clients in scant supply, it was hard to focus on much else. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yet interest has been scant. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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In Common Usage. scant is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'scant'
British English: scant ADJECTIVE
You use scant to indicate that there is very little of something or not as much of something as there should be.
The police payed scant attention to the theft from her car.
Definition of scant from the Collins English Dictionary
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