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scant , scanty

What's the difference between 'scant' and 'scanty?'

Pls give a brief explanation and enclose the usages ,thanks!

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  • RY
    Lv 6
    1 0 年前
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    兩字均為形容詞,scant 亦作 及物\不及物動詞、副詞、名詞用

    並列比較其中差異如下:

    scanty

    (a.)缺乏的,僅有的,不夠的,狹小的,節省的

    scant

    (a.)不充分的,不足的 (vt.)減少,吝嗇,限制,藐視,忽略

    例句及分析:

    scant /sk'ænt/

    Scant \Scant\, v. i.

    To fail, or become less; to scantle; as, the wind scants.

    Scant \Scant\, adv.

    In a scant manner; with difficulty; scarcely; hardly. [Obs.]

    --Bacon.

    So weak that he was scant able to go down the stairs.

    --Fuller.

    Scant \Scant\, n.

    Scantness; scarcity. [R.] --T. Carew.

    Scant \Scant\, a. [Compar. {Scanter}; superl. {Scantest}.]

    [Icel. skamt, neuter of skamr, skammr, short; cf. skamta to

    dole out, to portion.]

    1. Not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; less

    than is wanted for the purpose; scanty; meager; not

    enough; as, a scant allowance of provisions or water; a

    scant pattern of cloth for a garment.

    His sermon was scant, in all, a quarter of an hour.

    --Ridley.

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    scanty /sk'ænti/

    scanty

    (a.)缺乏的,僅有的,不夠的,狹小的,節省的

    Scanty \Scant"y\, a. [Compar. {Scantier}; superl. {Scantiest}.]

    [From {Scant}, a.]

    1. Wanting amplitude or extent; narrow; small; not abundant.

    His dominions were very narrow and scanty. --Locke.

    Now scantier limits the proud arch confine. --Pope.

    2. Somewhat less than is needed; insufficient; scant; as, a

    scanty supply of words; a scanty supply of bread.

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