scant - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/skænt/
  1. 1
    very little, or not enough
    scant regard:

    Peter had shown scant regard for her feelings.

    scant attention:

    Jen paid scant attention to their conversation.

  2. 2
    not more than a small amount or number

    A scant fifteen minutes earlier they had been safe at home.