Definition of dearth in English:

dearth

Syllabification: dearth
Pronunciation: /dərTH
 
/

noun

[in singular]
A scarcity or lack of something: there is a dearth of evidence
More example sentences
  • This lack of public support is responsible for a dearth of overt fearless principle in the public service.
  • These failures can be partially attributed to a lack of political will and a dearth of resources.
  • This season there has been a dearth of good supernatural television, and hopefully this will fit the bill.
Synonyms

Origin

Middle English derthe (originally in the sense 'shortage and dearness of food') (see dear, -th2).

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