an insufficient quantity or number
Fewness in number; too few.
A smallness in size or amount that is insufficient; meagerness, dearth.
fewness; smallness of number; scarcity
smallnes of quantity; exiguity; insufficiency; as, paucity of blood
Origin: [L. paucitas, fr. paucus few, little: cf. F. paucit See Few.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
paw′sit-i, n. fewness: smallness of number or quantity. [Fr.,—L. paucitas—paucus, few.]
The numerical value of paucity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of paucity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation.
It is quoted that someone once baked 'four and twenty blackbirds in a single pie': Was the number of blackbirds determined by game-management officials, or simply a paucity in the hunter's bag?
We continue to believe that the housing market will be one of the bright spots for the domestic economy in 2016 ... reflecting stronger job growth, increased household formations and the current paucity of supply, particularly in the new home market, expectations that interest rates are likely to remain lower for longer should also support demand.
The thought that the only way we can come up with to save the species is to kill them -- that, I would say, we are in a situation where there's a paucity of imaginative thinking. instead of killing it, they can be moved to a different area, be used to bring in photo tourism or eco-tourism -- something that doesn't kill the animal. People pay good money to go to Africa to see species like rhinos, and instead of just killing one for a quick monetary gain for a vainglorious American, it can be moved around to a different area if it is a problem with the herd.
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- Mangel, KnappheitGerman
- penuria, escasezSpanish
- недо́статок, не́достиг, о́скудностMacedonian
- geringheid, schaarste, gering aantalDutch
- недоста́точность, ску́дность, малочи́сленность, нехва́тка, малочисленностьRussian
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