Scanty vs Peachfuzz - What's the difference?

scanty | peachfuzz |


As an adjective scanty

is somewhat less than is needed in amplitude or extent.

As a noun peachfuzz is

(rare|nonstandard) the fuzz found on the skin of a peach.

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

    peachfuzz

    English

    Noun

  • (rare, nonstandard) The fuzz found on the skin of a peach.
  • (informal) The soft, scanty beard of an adolescent male.