Definition of scarcity in English:

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scarcity

Pronunciation: /ˈskɛːsɪti/

noun (plural scarcities)

[mass noun]
The state of being scarce or in short supply; shortage: a time of scarcity the growing scarcity of resources
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
shortage, dearth, lack, want, undersupply, insufficiency, paucity, scarceness, scantness, meagreness, sparseness, scantiness, poverty;
deficiency, inadequacy, limitedness;
unavailability, absence
rare exiguity, exiguousness
rarity, rareness, infrequency, sparseness, uncommonness, unusualness

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