Antonyms of adj ample

3 senses of ample

Sense 1
ample (vs. meager) -- (more than enough in size or scope or capacity; "had ample food for the party"; "an ample supply")

meager (vs. ample), meagre, meagerly, stingy, scrimpy -- (deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare")
        => bare (prenominal), scanty, spare -- (lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet")
        => exiguous -- (extremely scanty; "an exiguous budget")
        => hand-to-mouth (prenominal) -- (providing only bare essentials; "a hand-to-mouth existence")
        => hardscrabble -- (barely satisfying a lower standard; "the sharecropper's hardscrabble life")
        => measly, miserable, paltry -- (contemptibly small in amount; "a measly tip"; "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief"; "a paltry wage"; "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans")

Sense 2
ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful, rich -- (affording an abundant supply; "had ample food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply")

INDIRECT (VIA abundant) -> scarce -- (deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought")

Sense 3
ample, sizable, sizeable -- (fairly large; "a sizable fortune"; "an ample waistline"; "of ample proportions")

INDIRECT (VIA large, big) -> small, little -- (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group")
INDIRECT (VIA large, big) -> small, little -- (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group")

Similarity of adj ample

3 senses of ample

Sense 1
ample (vs. meager) -- (more than enough in size or scope or capacity; "had ample food for the party"; "an ample supply")
       => full, good -- (having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here")
       => generous -- (more than adequate; "a generous portion")
       => wide, wide-cut, full -- (having ample fabric; "the current taste for wide trousers"; "a full skirt")
          Also See-> abundant#1; sufficient#1

Sense 2
ample, copious, plenteous, plentiful, rich -- (affording an abundant supply; "had ample food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply")
       => abundant (vs. scarce) -- (present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water")

Sense 3
ample, sizable, sizeable -- (fairly large; "a sizable fortune"; "an ample waistline"; "of ample proportions")
       => large (vs. small), big (vs. little) -- (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world")

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