What is the meaning of scarce?


  • Deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand.
    • usage: "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"


  • Only a very short time before."they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave- W. B. Yeats
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APAWordNet. (2010). scarce. Retrieved March 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/scarce/definitions/1182865
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HarvardWordNet 2010, scarce, Smart Define, viewed 26 March, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/scarce/definitions/1182865>.
MLAWordNet. "scarce" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 March 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/scarce/definitions/1182865>
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