measly

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin misellus (wretched", "unfortunate), diminutive of miser (wretched", "sick) +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

measly (comparative measlier, superlative measliest)

  1. Small in amount, contemptibly so.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

measles +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

measly (comparative measlier, superlative measliest)

  1. Infected with measles
  2. Infected with larval tapeworms
  3. Infected with trichinae