meager meager  /ˈmi ɡər/


  • (adj) deficient in amount or quality or extent



  1. Produced for a meager $2.
  2. In Jackson County, which has a population of just 1,454, the median household income is a meager $31,821.
  3. Yet the dividends from this investment are depressingly meager.


  1. Brazil Consumers Take A Break

    Brazil consumers are either tapped out or taking a breather from debt as retail sales in April rose a meager 0.5% from March sales, according to government data released Thursday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Asked about Phils' offense, Manuel shows frustration

    It took just a couple of questions about his lineup and offense Wednesday to get Charlie Manuel riled up. The Phillies manager is clearly frustrated about his meager offense.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Philadelphia Phillies


  1. "It's a very meager program and I think it takes totally for granted the farmers in the flood area," he said, adding the NDP will continue to push for more aid dollars.
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Dwain Lingenfelter Source: Regina Leader-Post

  2. "Over time, people will compare her accomplishments with that of Sen. Obama and his are very meager," McCain said on ABC. "She is experienced, she's talented and she knows how to lead. This is what Americans want."
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "The program's inflated administrative costs and meager drug rebates will cost taxpayers and seniors $15 billion this year alone," Waxman says in a statement.
    on Oct 16, 2007 By: Henry Waxman Source: CBS News

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