1. [ adjective ] less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
Synonyms: short light

"a light pound" "a scant cup of sugar" "regularly gives short weight"

Related terms: insufficient
2. [ verb ] limit in quality or quantity
Synonyms: skimp
Related terms: restrict
3. [ verb ] (work) work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
Synonyms: skimp
Related terms: work gloss_over
4. [ verb ] supply sparingly and with restricted quantities
Synonyms: skimp stint

"sting with the allowance"

Related terms: supply stinter
Similar spelling:   scanty