Definition of Measly

1. Adjective. Contemptibly small in amount. "Almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans"

Exact synonyms: Miserable, Paltry
Similar to: Meager, Meagerly, Meagre, Scrimpy, Stingy
Derivative terms: Paltriness

Definition of Measly

1. a. Infected with measles.

Definition of Measly

1. Adjective. Small in amount, contemptibly so. ¹

2. Adjective. Infected with measles ¹

3. Adjective. Infected with larval tapeworms ¹

4. Adjective. Infected with tricinae ¹

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Definition of Measly

1. meager [adj -SLIER, -SLIEST] - See also: meager

Medical Definition of Measly

1. 1. Infected with measles. 2. Containing larval tapeworms; said of pork and beef. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Measly

measles convalescent serum
measles immune globulin
measles immunization
measles immunoglobulin
measles vaccine
measles virus
measles virus vaccine
measly (current term)
measly tapeworm
measurable function
measurable functions
measurable set
measurable sets
measurable space
measurable spaces

Literary usage of Measly

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1. The American Entomologist edited by Benjamin Dann Walsh, Charles V Riley, George Vasey (1868)
"A measly WILD DUCK. It is well known that, under certain circumstances, the flesh of the hog becomes full of white bladder-like substances, about the size ..."

2. Sketches in Crude Oil: Some Accidents and Incidents of the Petroleum by John James McLaurin (1896)
"The only safe method was to " go it blind " and bear with exemplary resignation whatever might turn up, be it a big gusher or a measly duster. ..."

3. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1864)
"measly pork, therefore, cooked in the neighbourhood of the abattoirs, under the surveillance of the police, may be safely employed as an article of food ..."

4. Clinical Lectures on Certain Acute Diseases by Robert Bentley Todd (1860)
"On the 10th a measly eruption was fully developed on his chest, belly, and back. A blister was applied to the scalp. On the llth, the respiration was rapid ..."

5. A Dictionary of Hygiène and Public Health: Comprising Sanitary Chemistry by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Ambroise Tardieu (1876)
"... from measly pork. The symptoms of measles in the pig are obscure : tho animal is dull and off its food, there is tenderness in the groin and swelling in ..."

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