- In a scanty manner; not fully; not plentifully; sparingly
- Synonym: parsimoniously
- 2006 January 17, Melissa Block, “Analysis: British Parliamentarian among reality TV show cast”, in NPR_ATC:
- American interest is provided by former NBA star, Dennis Rodman, and the scantily clad Traci Bingham, formerly of “Baywatch.”
- scantily in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
- scantily in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.