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



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 OriginMiddle English: from Old Norse skamt, neuter of skammr ‘short’.
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