ETYM Old Eng. barein, Old Fren. brehaing, fem. brehaigne, baraigne, French bréhaigne; of uncertain origin; cf. Arm. brékhań, markhań, sterile; Late Lat. brana a sterile mare, principally in Aquitanian and Spanish documents; Bisc. barau, baru, fasting.
1. Incapable of sustaining life.
2. Not bearing offspring; SYN. sterile.
3. Not fertile or productive; SYN. infertile.
1. Marked by poverty befitting a beggar; SYN. mean.
2. Used of sums of money; so small in amount as to deserve contempt; SYN. mean.
ETYM Latin deficiens, -entis, p. pr. of deficere to be wanting. Related to Defect.
1. Falling short of some prescribed norm; SYN. inferior, substandard.
2. Inadequate in amount or degree; SYN. lacking, wanting.
ETYM Latin destitutus, p. p. of destituere to set away, leave alone, forsake; de + statuere to set. Related to Statute.
Poor enough to need help from others; SYN. impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-stricken.
Being without a usual, typical, or expected attribute or accompaniment — used with of
1. Having little flesh; thin
2. Lacking desirable qualities (as richness or strength); deficient in quality or quantity
1. Limited in size or scope
2. Not wide
3. Very limited in degree
1. Distressed by want of the means of living; very poor; indigent; necessitous.
2. Necessary; requiste.
Meanly covetous or avarcious in dealing with others; stingy.
ETYM From Penury.
1. Excessively sparing in the use of money; sordid; stingy; miserly.
2. Not bountiful or liberal; scanty.
3. Destitute of money; suffering extreme want.
4. Poor; mean. penury.
1. Not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; meager; not enough.
2. Skimpy; parsimonious.
1. Somewhat less than is needed or wanted; insufficient; scant
2. Lacking size or extent; narrow; small; not abundant.
1. Deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
2. Not enough; hard to find
Sinonimi: shortest | unforbearing | shortsighted | unforesightful
1. Low in stature; not tall
2. Primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length
3. Most direct; SYN. shortest.
4. (Prosody) Used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief duration.
5. (Phonetics) Of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in 'pat', 'pet', 'pit', 'pot', putt').
6. (Of memory) Deficient in retentiveness or range
7. Primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration
8. (Finance) Not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
9. Unwilling to endure; SYN. unforbearing.
10. Lacking foresight or scope; SYN. shortsighted, unforesightful.
11. Containing a large amount of shortening; therefore tender and easy to crumble or break into flakes
Deficient in supply or execution especially through skimping; scanty
1. Having little width in proportion to the length or height
2. Very narrow; SYN. thin.
3. Being of delicate or light build; SYN. slight, slim.
4. Small in quantity; SYN. slim.
(Archaic) Slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope
1. Have fine or very small constituent particles
2. Limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; SYN. little.
ETYM Latin sordidus, from sordere to be filthy or dirty; probably akin to Eng. swart: cf. French sordide. Related to Swart.
Meanly avaricious and mercenary.
1. Just sufficient
2. Not taken up by scheduled activities; SYN. free.
3. Thin and fit; SYN. trim.
Spare; saving; frugal.
Not dense; SYN. thin.
1. Of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section
2. Lacking excess flesh; SYN. lean.
3. Lacking spirit or sincere effort
4. Relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous
5. (Of sound) Lacking resonance or volume
Having had weeds removed.