Exiguous definition

ĭg-zĭgyo͝o-əs, ĭk-sĭg-
Extremely scanty; meager.
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Scanty; little; small; meager.
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Origin of exiguous

  • From Latin exiguus from exigere to measure out, demand exact

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin exiguus, "strict, exact," hence "scanty, meager," from exigere, "to measure against a standard."

    From Wiktionary