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Meaning of SCARCENESS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a small and inadequate amount
 

SCARCENESS is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: scarcity
 
 Antonyms: abundance, copiousness, teemingness
 
 See Also: dearth, deficiency, inadequacy, infrequency, insufficiency, paucity, rareness, rarity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

      Praise . . . owes its value to its scarcity. --Rambler.

      The value of an advantage is enhanced by its
      scarceness.                              --Collier.

Syn: Deficiency; lack; want; penury; dearth; rareness;
     rarity; infrequency.

 

 

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