- barely sufficient or adequate
- provide grudgingly or in insufficient amounts
This mainstream inward-investment effort paid scant attention to financial services or any other part of the non-manufacturing side of business.
And scant evidence suggests DDT gets into the environment in significant amounts when sprayed indoors.
You chose to use the motorway with scant regard for others, for your own purposes and your own enjoyment, and that is a crime in itself.
Concern has particularly arisen in view of younger men having paid scant attention to the richness of their culture.
You adapted the monarchy successfully to the modern world - and that has been a challenge because it is a world that can pay scant regard to tradition and often values passing fashions above enduring faith.
Various military commanders were sent to the troubled colony, but they were given limited resources and scant encouragement from home.
I live in the Bingley area where a scant amount of my council tax is spent (be it only on my dustbin being emptied).
But of course it’s there in the small print, and it’s paid scant attention to.
So far they’ve paid scant attention to the rebel’s scheme.
Hardly wearing out its welcome at a scant 50 minutes, the feature is accompanied by the shorts Intent, Strap ‘Em Down!
Still, with just this scant amount of evidence, that one news source made it sound like your car might be vulnerable to viruses passed on from passing cars.
Dismissing cochlear implants as risky, very expensive and of limited achievement does scant justice to their proven value.
The limited information provided on this test was scant and imprecise, and I found it of no assistance.
He didn’t put ads on the site and used a scant amount of donations to pay for the server.
In the scant amount of light from the street lights, I was able to make out his face, not exactly clearly, but enough to know who it was.
Before, scant data existed on the quantity of fluoride in the national food supply and, therefore, on our overall dietary fluoride consumption.
Sometimes, she relied on her live-in boyfriend, the father of her last child, to provide for the household but his scant contribution was hardly enough to pay the rent and put food on the table.
At 16 years old and a scant 118 pounds, Swan was a stick figure, to say the least.
The relatively scant amount of English written law is due not to wars and problems of documentary survival, but to its distance from post-Roman legal culture.
There is a scant amount of data available, severely limiting the kinds of conclusions one can draw.
With scant regard for human life or political consequences, employing violence as their sole instrument of persuasion, they slaughtered innocent people indiscriminately.
The ball was pumped high and handsome from end to end, with scant regard for skill or teamwork, and this took place in perfect conditions on a summer’s evening that appeared to be made for football.
By scanting phonics, the city has actually put minority kids at double risk.
They have wonderful calamari, pale as dawn light, scantly breaded, quickly fried, and just as buoyant as a breeze.
The effect of ethanol on the feeding behaviour of animals is scantly documented and the understanding of the factors influencing alcohol ingestion is limited.
She scants other, more familiar modes of inquiry in favor of her psychological model.
The babies, unfortunately, remain scantly seen as in the first film.
A high operations tempo means that generals, understandably, strain every nerve to keep front line units manned with the best people - even if that scants the educational system of teachers and top students.
This meant that events presumably of interest mainly to Poles - such as the 1944 Rising - would often be scanted by the media.
In one way or another, all these moves in its backyard overrode or scanted EU sensibilities.