English version

scant

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscantscant /skænt/ adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 1 ENOUGH#not enough 🔊 The story has received scant attention in the press. 🔊 They produce goods with scant regard for quality.2 → a scant cup/teaspoon etc
Examples from the Corpus
scant• While most mistakes should be ignored or given scant acknowledgement, there are times when parental intervention may be useful.• The plot of Raving Beauties is almost as scant as the girls' costumes.• But even the much richer Soviet collections issued in the twenties were given scant attention in the West.• Many people in the U.S. give scant attention to European affairs.• They have no idea of amenity, no regard for landscape and have scant interest in problems of drainage and water.• Outside, bigger, rougher rocks were piled up to the eaves, with scant little chinks left for doorways and windows.• He was finding scant peace in his own home these days.• We had scant time to rehearse.scant regard• Wall Street is notorious for having scant regard for the future and even less for the past.• Other criticisms of the Ridley ruling appear to show scant regard for the integrity of the retailer or its competitiveness.
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