deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
"fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"
barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce(adverb)
only a very short time before
"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
Scarcely, only just.
Uncommon, rare; difficult to find; insufficient to meet a demand.
Origin: From Northern scars, escars ( > French échars), from *, probably originally a participle form of *, from ex- + carpere.
not plentiful or abundant; in small quantity in proportion to the demand; not easily to be procured; rare; uncommon
scantily supplied (with); deficient (in); -- with of
sparing; frugal; parsimonious; stingy
alt. of Scarcely
Scarce is an Alternative rock band formed in Rhode Island, New York, USA. They were active from 1993 to 1997, and reformed in 2008.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skārs, adj. not plentiful: not equal to the demand: rare: not common: parsimonious: deficient: short: scanty.—adj. Scarce′-beard′ed (Shak.), having a scanty beard.—adv. Scarce′ly, Scarce (B.), hardly, barely.—ns. Scarce′ment (archit.), a plain set-off or projection in a wall; Scarce′ness; Scarc′ity, state of being scarce: deficiency: rareness: niggardliness: want: famine.—Make one's self scarce, to decamp. [O. Fr. escars (Fr. échars), niggardly—Low L. scarpsus=ex-carpsus, for L. excerptus, pa.p. of excerpēre—ex, out of, carpēre, to pick.]
The numerical value of scarce in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of scarce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Prosecutions of market manipulation by the government are as scarce as hen's teeth.
There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
The biggest reason for participating in the Moatize project is to retain excellent quality metallurgical coal that is scarce globally, with the resource supercycle, we had been not able to buy any assets.
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- ناکافی, کمیاب, نادرPersian
- gann, ainneamhScottish Gaelic
- ongeonge, ongeMāori
- nadide, ender, nadirTurkish
- khan hiếmVietnamese
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