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scarce

 
 
pronunciation:
skeIrs
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: scarcer, scarcest
definition 1: in short supply; insufficient.
Fruits and vegetables were scarce during the war years.Scarce medical supplies made it difficult for doctors to treat their patients.
synonyms:
exiguous, inadequate, insufficient, meager, scant, short, tight
antonyms:
abundant, plentiful, rife
similar words:
deficient, lacking, scanty, skimpy, wanting
definition 2: difficult to find; uncommon.
Gems this fine are scarce.Opportunities like this are scarce nowadays.
synonyms:
exceptional, rare, uncommon, unusual
antonyms:
plentiful
similar words:
atypical, notable, noteworthy, remarkable
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derivation: scarceness (n.)