- Scarceness Scarce"ness, Scarcity Scar"ci*ty, n.
The quality or condition of being scarce; smallness of
quantity in proportion to the wants or demands; deficiency;
lack of plenty; short supply; penury; as, a scarcity of
grain; a great scarcity of beauties. --Chaucer.
A scarcity of snow would raise a mutiny at Naples. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
Praise . . . owes its value to its scarcity. --Rambler. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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scarceness — index dearth, insignificance, paucity, poverty Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
scarceness — noun see scarce I … New Collegiate Dictionary
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scarceness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition or fact of being deficient: defect, deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency, lack, paucity, poverty, scantiness, scantness, scarcity, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, underage1. See EXCESS … English dictionary for students
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scarceness — scarce·ness … English syllables
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scarceness — / skeəsnəs/, scarcity / skeəsɪti/ noun the state of being scarce ● There is a scarcity of trained staff … Marketing dictionary in english
scarceness — noun a small and inadequate amount • Syn: ↑scarcity • Ant: ↑abundance (for: ↑scarcity) • Derivationally related forms: ↑scarce, ↑scarce ( … Useful english dictionary