Definitions for paucityˈpɔ sɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dearth, paucity(noun)

    an insufficient quantity or number


  1. paucity(Noun)

    Fewness in number; too few.

  2. paucity(Noun)

    A smallness in size or amount that is insufficient; meagerness, dearth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paucity(noun)

    fewness; smallness of number; scarcity

  2. Paucity(noun)

    smallnes of quantity; exiguity; insufficiency; as, paucity of blood

  3. Origin: [L. paucitas, fr. paucus few, little: cf. F. paucit See Few.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Norman Mailer:

    The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation.

  2. F.M. Faber Jr.:

    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?

  3. Jeffrey Flocken:

    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.

Translations for paucity

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • nedostatekCzech
  • Mangel, KnappheitGerman
  • penuria, escasezSpanish
  • niukkuusFinnish
  • paucitéFrench
  • laghadIrish
  • कमीHindi
  • که‌میKurdish
  • недо́статок, не́достиг, о́скудностMacedonian
  • geringheid, schaarste, gering aantalDutch
  • penúriaPortuguese
  • недоста́точность, ску́дность, малочи́сленность, нехва́тка, малочисленностьRussian

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