noun (plural scarcities)[mass noun]
- The state of being scarce or in short supply; shortage: a time of scarcity the growing scarcity of resourcesMore example sentences
shortage, dearth, lack, want, undersupply, insufficiency, paucity, scarceness, scantness, meagreness, sparseness, scantiness, poverty; deficiency, inadequacy, limitedness; unavailability, absence• rare exiguity, exiguousnessrarity, rareness, infrequency, sparseness, uncommonness, unusualness
- This lack of scarcity makes this concert even sillier, as there is nothing special about it.
- In a market economy it is as easy to fall as to rise, but in periods of scarcity and famine, easier to survive within such a system than outside it.
- It should not be relegated to a matter that was only given close attention in times of drought and water scarcity.