adjective, scarcer, scarcest.
insufficient to satisfy the need or demand; not abundant:
Meat and butter were scarce during the war.
seldom met with; rare:
a scarce book.
make oneself scarce, Informal.
to depart, especially suddenly.
to stay away; avoid.
insufficient to meet the demand
(informal) make oneself scarce, to go away, esp suddenly
(archaic or literary) scarcely
In addition to the idiom beginning with scarce
noun, plural scarcities. 1. insufficiency or shortness of supply; dearth. 2. rarity; infrequency. noun (pl) -ties 1. inadequate supply; dearth; paucity 2. rarity or infrequent occurrence scarcity definition The basic problem on which classical economic theory is built: simply, that human wants will always exceed the resources available to fulfill those wants. This tenet was […]
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verb (used with object), scared, scaring. 1. to fill, especially suddenly, with fear or terror; frighten; alarm. verb (used without object), scared, scaring. 2. to become frightened: That horse scares easily. noun 3. a sudden fright or alarm, especially with little or no reason. 4. a time or condition of alarm or worry: For three […]
noun 1. an object, usually a figure of a person in old clothes, set up to frighten crows or other birds away from crops. 2. anything frightening but not really dangerous. 3. a person in ragged clothes. 4. an extremely thin person. noun 1. an object, usually in the shape of a man, made out […]