the quality of being meager;
"an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"
- Scantiness of modesty is short of knowledge.
- The abundance or scantiness of this supply, too, seems to depend more upon the former of those two circumstances than upon the latter.
- Colleges and universities in China are now in a critical period of development, characterized by scantiness of funds and resources on the one hand but extravagances on the other.
- Today I still feel keenly the necessity for thorough research into Chinese and world affairs; this is related to the scantiness of my own knowledge of Chinese and world affairs and does not imply that I know everything and that others are ignorant.
- Whatever be the soil, climate, or extent of territory of any particular nation, the abundance or scantiness of its annual supply must, in that particular situation, depend upon those two circumstances.
- scant knowledge; the scantiness of knowledge; half-baked knowledge