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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a small and inadequate amount;
[syn: scarcity, scarceness]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scarceness \Scarce"ness\, Scarcity \Scar"ci*ty\, n. The quality or condition of being scarce; smallness of quantity in proportion to the wants or demands; deficiency; lack of plenty; short supply; penury; as, a scarcity of grain; a great scarcity of beauties. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] A scarcity of snow would raise a mutiny at Naples. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Praise . . . owes its value to its scarcity. --Rambler. [1913 Webster] The value of an advantage is enhanced by its scarceness. --Collier. [1913 Webster] Syn: Deficiency; lack; want; penury; dearth; rareness; rarity; infrequency. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

scarcity n 1: a small and inadequate amount [syn: scarcity, scarceness] [ant: abundance, copiousness, teemingness]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

45 Moby Thesaurus words for "scarcity": absence, chinchiness, chintziness, dearth, deficiency, exiguity, fewness, inadequacy, inadequateness, infrequence, infrequency, insufficiency, lack, meagerness, miserliness, need, niggardliness, occasionalness, paucity, poverty, rareness, rarity, restrictedness, scant, scant sufficiency, scantiness, scarceness, scrimpiness, seldomness, shortage, skimpiness, slowness, smallness, sparseness, sparsity, stinginess, stringency, thinness, tightness, uncommonness, underage, unfrequentness, uniqueness, unusualness, want