Definitions for scarceskɛərs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word scarce
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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Acquaintances are always abundant; friends are always scarce!
Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.
We shared scarce food rations and helped the weakest men together.
Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce
You mortal! You time-poor! Don’t waste your scarce time to be patient!
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Translations for scarce
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- ناکافی, کمیاب, نادرPersian
- gann, ainneamhScottish Gaelic
- ongeonge, ongeMāori
- nadide, ender, nadirTurkish
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