Synonyms and Antonyms of famine

  1. 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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