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exiguity noun [ek-suh-GYOO-uht-ee] Scantiness; smallness; thinness;the quality of being meager.
Definitions for exiguity
- Scantiness; smallness; thinness;the quality of being meager.
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Citations for exiguity
An exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes
The soldiers' pay is in the highest degree exiguous; not above three half-pence a day.
Origin of exiguity
Exiguity derives from the Latin exiguitas, itself from exiguus, meaning "strictly weighed," which came to signify "too strictly weighed"; hence, "meager." Related to exact ("precisely weighed or determined").