- The presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities or amounts; scarcity: a paucity of informationMore example sentences
- Will the present paucity of lackadaisical dreamers affect our future cultural heritage?
- There is at present a paucity of evaluations of disease management programmes.
- The paucity of these qualities in the present Republic would stagger them.
late Middle English: from Old French paucite or Latin paucitas, from paucus 'few'.