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SCARCITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scarcity mean? 

SCARCITY (noun)
  The noun SCARCITY has 1 sense:

1. a small and inadequate amount

  Familiarity information: SCARCITY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCARCITY (noun)


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Meaning:

A small and inadequate amount

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

scarceness; scarcity

Hypernyms ("scarcity" is a kind of...):

deficiency; inadequacy; insufficiency (lack of an adequate quantity or number)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scarcity"):

dearth; paucity (an insufficient quantity or number)

infrequency; rareness; rarity (noteworthy scarcity)

Antonym:

abundance (the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply)


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