: the quality or state of being scarce; especially : want of provisions for the support of life
Examples of SCARCITY
- Scarcity of food forced the herds to move.
- <the scarcity of good restaurants around here is surprising>
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Related to SCARCITY
- crunch, dearth, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, lacuna, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, deficiency, shortage, undersupply, want
- abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth
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