Synonyms and Antonyms of dearth
a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number
- There was a dearth of usable firewood at the campsite.
crunch, deficiency, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want
the fact or state of being absent
- The dearth of salesclerks at the shoe store annoyed us.
deficiency, deficit, failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, meagerness, paucity, poverty, scantiness, scantness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, skimpiness, undersupply
deprivation, loss, necessity, need, needfulness, omission
abundance, amplitude, bounty, plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plentitude, plenty, wealth
excess, overabundance, oversupply, superabundance, surfeit, surplus
bushel, deal, gobs, heap, loads, lot, mass, mountain, much, oodles, peck, pile, pot, quantity, raft, reams, scads, stack, volume, wad