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Synonyms of "Scant" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between scant and scarce and rare ?
A:
Scant- means minimal. We use scant to describe a very small amount in the medical field.
Scarce-means short supply. There is a scarce amount of water in the desert.
Rare-Means sparse or a few. Rubys are considered a rare stone because they’re not easily found.
Q: What is the difference between scant and scanty ?
A: They both refer to smallness.

'Scant' suggests deficiency in the sense of failing to show fullness often of knowledge as in:
He has scant knowledge of English grammar - this means that there are gaps in his knowledge.

'Scanty' suggests insufficient in quantity or amount often referring to clothes that do not cover the body sufficiently as in:
During the hot weather people often wear scanty clothing and thus expose a lot of their body to the sun.

Translations of "Scant"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? scant
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