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Meaning of measly

mea•sly

Pronunciation: (mē'zlē), [key]
— -sli•er, -sli•est.
  1. They paid me a measly fifteen dollars for a day's work.
    1. contemptibly small, meager, or slight:They paid me a measly fifteen dollars for a day's work.
    2. wretchedly bad or unsatisfactory:a measly performance.
  2. infected with measles, as an animal or its flesh.
  3. pertaining to or resembling measles.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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