Scanty vs Incommensurate - What's the difference?

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Scanty is a related term of incommensurate.


As adjectives the difference between scanty and incommensurate

is that scanty is somewhat less than is needed in amplitude or extent while incommensurate is out of proportion (in size, degree or extent) with something else.

scanty

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Somewhat less than is needed in amplitude or extent.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1864–1865, author=Charles Dickens, title=
  • , passage=Present on the table, one scanty' pot of tea, one '''scanty''' loaf, two '''scanty''' pats of butter, two ' scanty rashers of bacon, two pitiful eggs, and an abundance of handsome china bought a secondhand bargain.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1979, author=by B. Jonson, title=
  • , passage=Traditions older than paleoarctic, as scanty as the evidence may be, show clearly that colonization of Alberta and even as far north as southern Alaska came from the south.}}
  • Sparing; niggardly; parsimonious.
  • * I. Watts.
  • In illustrating a point of difficulty, be not too scanty of words.

    Derived terms

    * scantily * scantiness

    See also

    * meagre * scant * slender * insufficient * deficient * scarce

    incommensurate

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Out of proportion (in size, degree or extent) with something else
  • Antonyms

    * commensurate