scant [-est] adj

ON skamt, short, brief.

  1. Brief; limited; short-term.
  2. Limited; meager; insufficient in quantity; short of the standard measure.
  3. Not having much time.
  4. Tiny; minute.
  5. Spare; lean; skimpy; austere; not abundant.
  6. Minor; insignificant; of small consequence.
  7. Low in number.

scant adv

see scant, adj.

  1. Frugally; economically; barely.