1. [syn: dearth, paucity]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Paucity \Pau"ci*ty\ (p[add]"s[i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. paucitas, fr.
paucus few, little: cf. F. paucit['e] See Few.]
1. Fewness; smallness of number; scarcity; rarity. --Hooker.
Revelation denies it by the stern reserve, the
paucity, and the incompleteness, of its
communications. --I. Taylor.
2. Smallness of quantity; exiguity; insufficiency; as,
paucity of blood. --Sir T. Browne.
[1913 Webster] Paugie
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an insufficient quantity or number [syn: dearth,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "paucity":
chinchiness, chintziness, dearth, exiguity, fewness, infrequency,
insufficiency, meagerness, miserliness, niggardliness, poverty,
rareness, rarity, restrictedness, scant, scant sufficiency,
scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, scrimpiness, skimpiness,
smallness, sparseness, sparsity, stinginess, stringency, thinness,