Adjective "Exiguous" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ɪɡˈzɪɡjʊəs//ɛɡˈzɪɡjʊəs/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Very small in size or amount.
  1. 'So the charge made for the accommodation during her lifetime was the nominal charge referable to her exiguous state retirement pension.'
  2. 'Given these exiguous resources, Faulkner's political achievements down to the end of 1973 were not inconsiderable.'
  3. 'A lot of the fun of reading these papers is seeing how an exiguous collection of commitments plays out in so many different domains.'

Definitions

1. scanty; meager; small; slender: exiguous income.

More examples(as adjective)

"votes can be exiguous."

"trainings can be exiguous."

"structures can be exiguous."

"provisions can be exiguous."

"hairs can be exiguous."

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Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin exiguus ‘scanty’ (from exigere ‘weigh exactly’) + -ous.