Definition of Measly in English :

Define Measly in English

Measly meaning in English

Meaning of Measly in English

Pronunciation of Measly in English

Measly pronunciation in English

Pronounce Measly in English


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1. measly, miserable, paltry

contemptibly small in amount

Example Sentences:
'a measly tip'
'the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief'
'a paltry wage'
'almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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adjective -slier or -sliest
1. informal
meagre in quality or quantity
(of meat) measled
having or relating to measles

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adjectiveWord forms: ˈmeaslier or ˈmeasliest
infected with measles (sense 1) measles (sense 2)
2.  Informal
contemptibly slight, worthless, or skimpy

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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adj. mea·sli·er, mea·sli·est
1. Infected with measles.
2. Slang Contemptibly small; meager: gave the waiter a measly tip.

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