What is another word for dearth?

1086 synonyms found


[ dˈɜːθ], [ dˈɜːθ], [ d_ˈɜː_θ]

The word "dearth" describes a scarcity or shortage of something. There are several synonyms for this word that can be used depending on the context of a particular sentence or situation. Some of these synonyms for "dearth" include "shortage," "scarcity," "paucity," "insufficiency," and "lack." Each of these words highlights a different aspect of a shortage in its meaning. For instance, "shortage" suggests a deficit or a deficiency, while "scarcity" implies a rareness of something. "Paucity" refers to a particularly small quantity of something, while "insufficiency" denotes a lack of adequate quantity or quality. The word "lack" simply means something is missing or not present in adequate amounts.

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What are the opposite words for dearth?

Dearth is a word that describes a scarcity or lack of something. Some antonyms for dearth include a surplus, abundance, plenty, wealth, and profusion. These words signify an excess or a copious amount of something, which is the opposite of dearth. Another antonym for dearth could be sufficiency since it implies that there is enough of something to meet a need or demand. Overall, antonyms for dearth suggest bountifulness, abundance, and adequacy. These words refer to situations where there is no shortage or deficit of things, which is in contrast with the notion of dearth.

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Usage examples for Dearth

In the dearth of published materials a considerable portion of the information contained in this biographical study has, necessarily, been derived from private sources.
"George Eliot"
Mathilde Blind
The enemy has been in great trouble to move his guns away rapidly enough owing to the dearth of transport horses.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs
The officers especially acknowledge that things are going badly for Germany, and say that there is, for the time at least until the new class is ready, a dearth of men of fighting age, so that the drafts they get are miserable and unfit.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs

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