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Definition of scant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1hardly any; not very much and not as much as there should be Ipaid 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.
  2. 2a little less than the amount or measure stated Add a scant teaspoon of salt.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scant