wretched, scanty, important, exiguous, hapless, thin, excess, piteous, deplorable, pitiful, skimpy, niggling, small-minded, low-down, miserable, nugatory, scummy, scurvy, sparse, poor, spare, pitiable, meagerly, paltry, petty, woeful, big, suffering, negligible, execrable, small, stingy, picayune, meager, abject, low, scant, misfortunate, pathetic, meagre, inconsiderable, puny
unimportant (part of speech: adjective)
- " Do you know, I hate the way nature's trimmed down the life of a horse to a few measly years," said Dade. - "The Gringos", B. M. Bower.
- All the men of Sprowston sell sausages and puddings and knowingly buy measly pigs; and they sell in Norwich market the aforesaid sausages and pigs, unfit for human bodies. - "Chaucer and His England", G. G. Coulton.
- The hills is plumb measly with prospect holes, and you can't look at a rock f'r less'n a thousand dollars. - "The Eagle's Heart", Hamlin Garland.