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dearth

dearth

 
 
pronunciation:
duhrth
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: 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.
synonyms:
lack, paucity, poverty, scarcity, shortage, shortfall, stint, want
antonyms:
excess, glut, plethora, surfeit, wealth
similar words:
deficiency, drought, insufficiency, need
definition 2: a shortage or scarcity of food.
The crop failure brought about a dearth that brought misery to many.
synonyms:
famine
antonyms:
surfeit
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