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scarce

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of scarce

  1. 1 less plentiful than what is normal, necessary, or desirable food was a bit scarce last winter Synonyms of scarce exiguous, hand-to-mouth, light, niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, meager, skimp, skimpy, slender, slim, spare, sparing, sparse, stingyWords Related to scarce deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, short, wanting; bare, bare-bones; least, littlest, lowest, mere, minimal, slightest; slight, small, thin; barren, infertile, sterile, unfruitful, unproductiveNear Antonyms of scarce adequate, enough, satisfactory, sufficient, tolerable; fat, fecund, fertile, fruitful, prolific, rich; lavish, luxuriant; blooming, bursting, flourishing, proliferative, swarming, teeming, thriving; excess, extra, surplusAntonyms of scarce abundant, ample, bountiful, copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful

  2. 2 not coming up to an expected measure or meeting a particular need help is always scarce in the resort town during the busy summer season Synonyms of scarce deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, low, short, shy, wantingWords Related to scarce substandard, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; hand-to-mouth, lean, light, meager (or meagre), niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, skimp, skimpy, slender, slim, spare, sparse, stingy; bare, mere, minimum; slight, smallNear Antonyms of scarce abundant, ample, bounteous, bountiful, copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful, plentitudinous; enlarged, expanded, supplemented; abounding, overflowing, teeming; satisfactory, tolerable; lavish, luxuriant, rich; big, considerable, hefty, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), large, largish, oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, superAntonyms of scarce adequate, enough, sufficient


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