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American English: /skɛrs/
British English: /skɛːs/

Translation of scarce in Spanish:


  • squandering their scarce reserves of oil
    dilapidando sus exiguas or escasas reservas de petróleo
    to be scarce when food is scarce
    cuando escasean los alimentos
    copies of the book were very scarce
    había muy pocos ejemplares del libro
    to make oneself scarce
    esfumarse [colloquial]
    desaparecer del mapa [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • This was compounded by a growing competition for scarce food resources.
    • They saw their families and communities through difficult times, when money was scarce and the demands of rural life were very demanding.
    • This may be so fundamental to the business that diverting scarce resources and money into longer-term plans would be wrong.


  • [literary] I could scarce believe it
    apenas podía creerlo
    Example sentences
    • In recent years, the beleaguered couple have been scarce on the social scene.
    • I went to the bucket but there was scarce any left.
    • At that moment the beast-man charged the Kshatriya; Viro scarce had time to roll.
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