insufficiency (part of speech: noun)
dullness (part of speech: noun)
lack (part of speech: verb)
littleness (part of speech: noun)
stinginess (part of speech: noun)
- The first impression and the one which remained with her, coloring painfully all the vistas of dim woodland aisles and sunlit brooks, was of the meagerness and meanness of the desolate lives lived in this paradise. - "Hillsboro People", Dorothy Canfield.
- The meagerness and triteness of the music and piece astonished me. - "Records of a Girlhood", Frances Ann Kemble.
- He sketched the meagerness of that little hamlet which had seen his birth, sketched it playfully, delightfully, so that his hearers laughed and shouted; but there was always a tenderness under it all, and often the tears were not far beneath the surface. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009.