Synonyms and Antonyms of famine
a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number <there's a famine of good general practitioners in many rural areas> Synonyms crunch, dearth, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, deficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, lacuna, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, wantRelated Words absence, omission; meagerness, poorness, skimpiness; necessity, need, privationNear Antonyms bountifulness, copiousness; excess, overabundance, oversupply, surfeit, surplusAntonyms abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth
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