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  Definition of scarce
  1. deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"
  2. not enough; hard to find; "meat was scarce during the war"
  3. by a small margin; "they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats
Similar Words: barely, hardly, just, scarcely

 

See Also: meager, meagre, meagerly

 

Attributes: quantity

 

Anagrams: caress, crease, scarer, Caesar

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 缺乏   Dutch: schaars  
Estonian: napp   Finnish: niukka  
French: rare   German: spärlich  
Hungarian: ritka   Italian: scarso  
Japanese: 稀な   Korean: 드문  
Portuguese: escasso   Russian: скудный  
Spanish: escaso   Swedish: knapp  
 
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