What does the word meager mean?
Meager: adjective:Low in amount, strength, or value; poor; very little.
Small in quality or quantity; very thin.
Some example sentences:
- Due to budget cuts, the dinners we will be serving at the shelter will be very meager, just bread and watery soup.
- Teachers frequently complain about the meager compensation they receive for putting in hours of hard labor.
- I am not a fan of using too much butter because it is so unhealthy, so I only used a meager amount.
- The poor man could only afford a meager amount of food and did not want to accept charity.
- We were served a meager portion of mash potatoes.
- His meager appearance made us think that something was wrong with him.
- The family was faced with a meager supply of food after the Katrina disaster.
- After all the hard work that we did, they offered to pay us a meager amount of money.
- The dinner was so meager, that some people didn't get to eat.
- The meek and meager shall inherit the Earth.
Origin of MEAGER:
Middle English megre, from Anglo-French megre, meigre, from Latin macr-, macer lean; akin to Old English mæger lean, Greek makros long First Known Use: 14th century