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

 

scant

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//skænt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skænt//
 
[only before noun]
 
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hardly any; not very much and not as much as there should be I paid scant attention to what she was saying. The firefighters went back into the house with scant regard for their own safety. There is scant evidence for this view. Word Origin Middle English: from Old Norse skamt, neuter of skammr ‘short’.
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