Definition of paucity in English:


Line breaks: pau|city
Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːsɪti


[in singular]
  • The presence of something in only small or insufficient quantities or amounts: a paucity of information
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    • 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'.

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