noun (plural scarcities)
- The state of being scarce or in short supply; shortage: a time of scarcity the growing scarcity of resourcesMore 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.