meagre, adj. (US meager)
1 lacking in amount or quality (a meagre salary).
2 (of literary composition, ideas, etc.) lacking fullness, unsatisfying.
3 (of a person or animal) lean, thin.
meagrely adv. meagreness n.
ME f. AF megre, OF maigre f. L macer
bare, barren, bony, broad, deficient, emaciated, exiguous, gaunt, general, half-starved, inadequate, indefinite, infertile, insufficient, lean, loose, measly, paltry, pathetic, piddling, plain, poor, puny, scant, scanty, scrawny, scrimpy, simple, simplified, skimpy, skinny, spare, sparse, starving, thin, trifling, unadorned, underfed, undernourished, unelaborate, unembellished, unfruitful, unproductive, vague