Definition of exiguous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

exiguous

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//eɡˈzɪɡjuəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//eɡˈzɪɡjuəs//
 
(formal)
 
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very small in size or amount; hardly enough an exiguous salary Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin exiguus ‘scanty’ (from exigere ‘weigh exactly’) + -ous.
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