- 1 (lack, short supply) (no plural/sin plural) a dearth (
ofsth) escasez (feminine)( dealgo) in times of dearth en épocas de escasez dearth of resources escasez (f) or penuria (f) de recursos there is no dearth of suitable candidates no hay escasez de or no faltan candidatos idóneosMore 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.
- 2 uncountable/no numerable (famine) [archaic/arcaico] carestía (feminine) [archaic/arcaico], hambruna (feminine)More example sentences
- Dearth was of such obvious advantage to the usurers that it was commonly believed that they used sorcery to prevent rain from falling.
- But here in Scotland, in the regularly recurring famine years of the 17th and 18th centuries, when harvests failed, dearth and death prevailed.
- They believed the end of the world was at hand, and the proliferation of plagues, epidemics, disasters, dearth, famine and wars was to be seen as the mark of the imminent Dissolution.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.