dearth definition

  • noun:
    • A scarce offer; the lack: "the dearth of uncensored, firsthand details about the war” ( Richard Zoglin).
    • Shortage of food; famine.
    • this sense?) An interval or problem when food is uncommon and hence pricey; famine.
    • Scarcity; the lack or short offer.
    • Dearness; the quality of becoming uncommon or high priced.
    • Scarcity which renders dear; wish; absence; specifically, decreased food because of failure of plants; famine.
    • Dearness; costliness; high price.
    • a disorder of dearness or costliness from scarcity; for this reason, failure of manufacturing or supply; famine from failure or losing plants.
    • lack; lack; barrenness; impoverishment: because, a dearth of love; a dearth of truthful men.
    • Synonyms Famine, etc. See scarcity.
    • an acute insufficiency
    • an insufficient quantity or number
  • others:
    • To cause a dearth or scarcity in; ergo, to improve the buying price of.

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