1. the quality of being meager

"an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot

Syn: ↑meagerness, ↑meagreness, ↑poorness, ↑scantiness, ↑scantness, ↑exiguity
Derivationally related forms:
exiguous (for: ↑exiguity), ↑scant (for: ↑scantness), ↑scanty (for: ↑scantiness), ↑poor (for: ↑poorness), ↑lean, ↑meagre (for: ↑meagreness), ↑meager (for: ↑meagerness)
Hypernyms: ↑insufficiency, ↑inadequacy, ↑deficiency
Hyponyms: ↑wateriness, ↑abstemiousness, ↑sparseness, ↑spareness, ↑sparsity, ↑thinness
2. the property of having little body fat
Syn: ↑thinness, ↑spareness
Ant: ↑fatness
Derivationally related forms: ↑thin (for: ↑thinness), ↑lean
Hypernyms: ↑bodily property

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • leanness — See leanly. * * * …   Universalium

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