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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an acute insufficiency;
[syn: dearth, famine, shortage]

2. an insufficient quantity or number;
[syn: dearth, paucity]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dearth \Dearth\, n. [OE. derthe, fr. dere. See Dear.] Scarcity which renders dear; want; lack; specifically, lack of food on account of failure of crops; famine. [1913 Webster] There came a dearth over all the land of Egypt. --Acts vii. 11. [1913 Webster] He with her press'd, she faint with dearth. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Dearth of plot, and narrowness of imagination. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "dearth": absence, aridity, barrenness, birth control, contraception, default, defect, deficiency, dry womb, dryness, exiguity, exiguousness, family planning, famine, impotence, inadequacy, ineffectualness, infecundity, infertility, infrequency, insufficiency, lack, meagerness, miss, need, paucity, planned parenthood, poverty, privation, rareness, rarity, scant sufficiency, scantiness, scantness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, sparseness, sparsity, sterileness, sterility, uncommonness, unfertileness, unfruitfulness, unproductiveness, want, withered loins