"scarcity" Definition

  1. n. 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.

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Position in dictionary: 87130 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "scarcity": 1
Words that end with "scarcity": 1
Words that contain "scarcity": 1
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Previous words in dictionary: scarceness, scarcement, scarcely, scarce, scaramouch, scaraboid, scarabee, scarabaeus, scarab, scar

English Dictionary Definition of scarcity

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