What does paucity mean?

Definitions for paucityˈpɔ sɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word paucity.

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Paucity

    paw′sit-i, n. fewness: smallness of number or quantity. [Fr.,—L. paucitaspaucus, few.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paucity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paucity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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. Mark Vitner:

    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.

  4. 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.

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