Scanty \Scant"y\, a. [Compar. {Scantier}; superl. {Scantiest}.] [From {Scant}, a.] 1. Wanting amplitude or extent; narrow; small; not abundant. [1913 Webster] His dominions were very narrow and scanty. --Locke. [1913 Webster] Now scantier limits the proud arch confine. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Somewhat less than is needed; insufficient; scant; as, a scanty supply of words; a scanty supply of bread. [1913 Webster] 3. Sparing; niggardly; parsimonious. [1913 Webster] In illustrating a point of difficulty, be not too scanty of words. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] Syn: Scant; narrow; small; poor; deficient; meager; scarce; chary; sparing; parsimonious; penurious; niggardly; grudging. [1913 Webster]