1. Informal. contemptibly small, meager, or slight: They paid me a measly fifteen dollars for a day's work. wretchedly bad or unsatisfactory: a measly performance.
2. infected with measles, as an animal or its flesh.
3. pertaining to or resembling measles.
"turnovers can be measly at pesos."
"sums can be measly."
"increases can be measly."
"amounts can be measly."
"yuans can be measly."
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