adjective, scantier, scantiest.
scant in amount, quantity, etc.; barely sufficient.
lacking amplitude in extent or compass.
noun, plural scanties.
scanties, very brief underpants, especially for women.
1, 2. Scanty, meager, sparse refer to insufficiency or deficiency in quantity, number, etc. Scanty denotes smallness or insufficiency of quantity, number, supply, etc.: a scanty supply of food. Meager indicates that something is poor, stinted, or inadequate: meager fare; a meager income. Sparse applies particularly to that which grows thinly or is thinly strewn or sown, often over a wide area: sparse vegetation; a sparse population.
1, 2. plentiful, ample.