- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||a shortage or scarcity of something; lack.
He lamented the dearth of females at the college he had chosen.There is a dearth of information on this subject.
- lack, paucity, poverty, scarcity, shortage, shortfall, stint, want
- excess, glut, plethora, surfeit, wealth
- similar words:
- deficiency, drought, insufficiency, need
||a shortage or scarcity of food.
The crop failure brought about a dearth that brought misery to many.
||absence, defect, failure, famine, necessity, want
The word dearth
contains the following part:
that means the act or state of
More about this word part:
The suffix -th2 attaches to English adjectives to form nouns (e.g., "warmth
" from "warm" and "depth
" from "deep"), and to English verb roots to form nouns (e.g., "birth
" from "bear" and "stealth
" from "steal").