SCANT'Y, a. [from scant, and having the same signification.]1. Narrow; small; wanting amplitude or extent.His dominions were very narrow and scanty.Now scantier limits the proud arch confine.2. Poor; not copious or full; not ample; hardly sufficient; as a scanty language; a scanty supply of words; a scantly supply of bread.3. Sparing; niggardly; parsimonious.In illustrating a point of difficulty, be not too scanty of words.