Scarceness

Definition of Scarceness

Scarce´ness
n.1.The quality or condition of being scarce; smallness of quantity in proportion to the wants or demands; deficiency; lack of plenty; short supply; penury; as, a scarcity of grain; a great scarcity of beauties.
A scarcity of snow would raise a mutiny at Naples.
- Addison.
Praise . . . owes its value to its scarcity.
- Rambler.
The value of an advantage is enhanced by its scarceness.
- Collier.

Related Words

dearth, deficiency, inadequacy, infrequency, insufficiency, paucity, rareness, rarity, scarcity
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