SCANT'Y, adjective [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.