Definition of measly:
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.
- "The Gringos", B. M. Bower.
- "Chaucer and His England", G. G. Coulton.
- "The Eagle's Heart", Hamlin Garland.