exiguousness

exiguous

[ig-zig-yoo-uhs, ik-sig-]
adjective
scanty; meager; small; slender: exiguous income.

Origin:
1645–55; < Latin exiguus scanty in measure or number, small, equivalent to exig(ere) (see exigent) + -uus deverbal adj. suffix

exiguity [ek-si-gyoo-i-tee] , exiguousness, noun
exiguously, adverb
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exiguous (ɪɡˈzɪɡjʊəs, ɪkˈsɪɡ-)
 
adj
scanty or slender; meagre: an exiguous income
 
[C17: from Latin exiguus, from exigere to weigh out; see exigent]
 
exiguity
 
n
 
ex'iguousness
 
n
 
ex'iguously
 
adv

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exiguous
1650s, from L. exiguus "scanty in measure or number," from exigere (see exact).
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